On Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:05:20 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: > > On 9/27/2012 7:40 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > The perfect actor might believe it or he might just be acting. Acting >> is top-down replacement, not bottom-up replacement. Bottom-up >> replacement would involve replacing a part of your brain so that you >> didn't notice any difference and no-one else noticed any difference. >> > > Acting is an augmentation, not a replacement. It's a skill set. It > involves a capacity to embody social expectations so that one's audience > doesn't notice any difference. It's the same exact result from the third > person view. An actor is a zombie being operated by a person. > > > The idea is to replace parts so that there is no behavior difference > *under any circumstance* - acting, as you've conceived it, is limited to a > particular situation. >
If you understand my thought experiment than you would realize that this is the same thing. Just as a zombie arbitrarily asserts "no behavior difference *under any circumstance*", my acting service does exactly the same thing. It is a high technology simulation-prediction which augments rather than replaces the existing nervous system. My concept of acting is *specifically unlimited* and applies to all possible situations forever. That's what makes it a thought experiment. You have to accept the premise of the thought experiment or else explain why the premise is unworkable (as I have done repeatedly with the zombie assumption). Craig > Brent > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/Lw78s30vyoAJ. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.