On 12/03/2013, at 12:30 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

> No, it doesn't make sense to me that there would be a highly valued qualia of 
> free will (and highly charged qualia of responsibility) if our participation 
> did not actually contribute causally in determining the universe. A free 
> spectator in a deterministic machine can feel no responsibility or presence.

That many believe something or that something seems true at a gut level does 
not make it true.

> I was watching a CGI cartoon this morning and was noticing that the sterility 
> of the medium must be fought every step of the way by the animators to inject 
> some warmth and character. The digital medium is not neutral, it is 
> anesthetically biased. Because computation is devoid both of the gravity of 
> realism and the vitality of animation, the CGI animator must compensate with 
> low level visual distractions at all times - plugging the holes in the 
> audience's experience with lots of clever details.

A non-CGI movie on a medium such as DVD is digitally encoded so is potentially 
generable by computer. Indeed, it is generable by a program enumerating all 
possible movies.

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