On Friday, September 28, 2012 12:03:09 AM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
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>  On 9/27/2012 9:01 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: 
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> On Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:56:58 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: 
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>>  On 9/27/2012 8:28 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: 
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>> On Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:05:20 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: 
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>>>  On 9/27/2012 7:40 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: 
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>>> 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.
>>>  
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>> 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. 
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>>
>> Then I would say it's not distinct from 'being'.  It is no longer a 
>> choice, "I'm going to act." motivated by some particular situation.
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> You would be wrong. Acting is like any other capacity or skill. You can 
> always choose not to act, but in this example, if you choose to, then 
> nobody can tell the difference. You can exhibit the behaviors of a zombie 
> at your discretion.
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> If you can choose then ex hypothesi there is a circumstance in which you 
> would choose not to act.
>

That's up to the actor. They may choose to stay on auto-pilot forever. It's 
up to them.

Craig
 

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> Brent
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