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.

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