On 19 January 2014 16:19, Stephen Paul King <stephe...@provensecure.com>wrote:
> Dear LizR, > > Here is one way to see my worry. I can put my desktop under a scanning > tunneling microscope and various devices. Will it still operate the same > while it is scanned down its version of the substitution level? I don't > know, but that does not really bother me. I worry about people that make > claims that they can know what software is running on my machine just by > inspecting the parts. > Sure, I can do neat analysis of what might be occurring, but do I really > know? In the case of a distributed network and a type of lambda calculus > that the people I work with and I are studying, there are strong theorems > that prove that your could not tell what software in running on it even if > you could scan it down to substitution levels. > > It is findings like that that re-energize my distrust in the p-zombies. > There is simply no way to know for sure that one is talking to a p-zombie. > ELIZA very well could be self-aware and not know it is talking to you at > all. > > I find it hard to believe in p-zombies for all sorts of reasons. (Except when talking to certain relatives-in-law, but I won't go into that...) -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.