Hello 2015

Gordon Mohr gojomo@usa.net
Sun, 3 Mar 2002 13:56:24 -0800

I think many technologists conflate the issues of "intelligence"
and "consciousness". Passing a "Turing Test" would mean
something, but not necessarily that the passing entity is 
self-aware -- no matter how strongly it insists:

    'I' 'am' 'self-aware', 'really'!

- Gordon

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Watson" <mikejw@cruzio.com>
To: "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw@lig.net>
Cc: <fork@xent.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: Hello 2015

> To me this is the most interesting question facing software/hardware
> developers. What I find interesting is that programmers I have asked
> automatically say yes, of course. For me it is a theological question so
> argument can really go no where. God may choose to make one of our machines
> conscious.
> >>3) Is Ray Kurzweil even right, can man create consciousness?
> >>
> >Of course.
> >
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