On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 10/22/2013 1:09 AM, Jason Resch wrote:
>  If it's simply a set of experiences, then it can't "choose to simulate"
>> anything.
>  The mind has the tools available to generate any experience it wants,
> somewhat like a lucid dream but one where you exercise complete control
> over everything in that dream and thus can steer it wherever you want it to
> go.
> Again that falls into inconsistency.  WHO is exercising complete control??

I don't see what you find inconsistent about controlling our future
experiences.  You decide to get make cup of coffee in the morning, and a
few experiences later you are drinking a cup of coffee.  A
super-intelligent machine with access to the appropriate technology is just
putting into practice self-determination to the extreme.

> If a person is a sequence of exepriences, there is no "who".
Why isn't there a who? Isn't the who the person?


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