Re: Corner cases was Robert Aunger essay

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Mon 17 Apr 2006 - 10:59:51 GMT

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    Sunday, April 16, 2006, 6:13:00 PM, Keith wrote:

    > At 11:29 AM 4/16/2006 +0100, you wrote:
    >>Saturday, April 15, 2006, 9:11:22 PM, Keith wrote:
    >> > For example, when a human mind is
    >> > implemented in computer hardware does it get infected with a meme or a
    >> > computer virus?
    >>Just to show I'm not averse to discussion mutation: surely that's a
    >>computer mind, not a human mind?

    > Chunk of a fiction story I wrote currently in voting on K5.

    Mmm, "fiction", yes, I see...

    I don't believe it makes sense to consider minds as transferable between substrates. As implied by your mention of "spirits", that's a basically dualist view. And I know that language was intended for those who could not appreciate the technology. But it also illustrates where the concepts originated. You just took dualism full circle, which is appropriate, because it takes us nowhere.

    What would make more sense, as well as being more relevant to this forum, would be a story about copying the memes from a person into a machine.

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