On 14 January 2014 16:13, Edgar L. Owen <edgaro...@att.net> wrote: > Liz, > > That's not "artificial intelligence". Completely different concept... >
No it isn't. If we could create an AI, we could put it inside a simulated world, and then it would be equivalent to a character living in a video game. So there wouldn't be someone "living outside the game, strapped to a couch with wires and tubes", in this particular case. Do you think it's impossible to create an AI, even in principle? On Monday, January 13, 2014 10:00:09 PM UTC-5, Liz R wrote: > >> On 14 January 2014 14:49, Edgar L. Owen <edga...@att.net> wrote: >> >>> Jason, >>> >>> Come on Jason, the whole notion of 'living inside a video game' is >>> adolescent fantasy. Is there some real person living inside the game? If so >>> he has to actually be living outside the game (a la Matrix strapped to a >>> couch with wires and tubes) and thus subject to the actual laws of reality. >>> >>> If someone is just a character in a video game then he is not a real and >>> actual being and totally irrelevant. >>> >>> I can't believe anyone would take this idea seriously... >>> >>> Lots of people take the idea of artificial intelligence seriously. >> > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.