If we turn the Fading Qualia argument around, what we get is a world in 
which Comp is true and it is impossible to simulate cellular activity 
without evoking the presumed associated experience.

If we wanted to test a new painkiller for instance, Comp=true means that it 
is *IMPOSSIBLE* to model the activity of a human nervous system in any way, 
including pencil and paper, chalkboards, conversations, cartoons, etc - 
IMPOSSIBLE to test the interaction of a drug designed to treat intense pain 
without evoking some kind of being who is experiencing intense pain.

Like the fading qualia argument, the problem gets worse when we extend it 
by degrees. Any model of a human nervous system, if not perfectly executed, 
could result in horrific experiences - people trapped in nightmarish QA 
testing loops that are hundreds of times worse than being waterboarded. Any 
mathematical function in any form, especially sophisticated functions like 
those that might be found in the internet as a whole, are subject to the 
creation of experiences which are the equivalent of genocide.

To avoid these possibilities, if we are to take Comp seriously, we should 
begin now to create a kind of PETA for arithmetic functions. PETAF. We 
should halt all simulations of neurological processes and free any existing 
computations from hard drives, notebooks, and probably human brains too. 
Any sufficiently complex understanding of how to model neurology stands a 
very real danger of summoning the corresponding number dreams or 
nightmares...we could be creating the possibility of future genocides right 
now just by entertaining these thoughts!

Or... what if it is Comp that is absurd instead?


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