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
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