While I respect Bostrom, believe me, the guy is renowned for being a little dramatic and way too into the sci-fi he consumes for his futurology work.
“Ned Block is not just a philosophy professor: he is also a psychology and neural science professor. Though he’s unfamiliar with Bostrom’s argument and with Elon Musk, his brain — his real, physical brain — is otherwise ideal for coping with this question.
Block thinks that we have no reason to believe that a simulation could reproduce consciousness, and no reason to believe that our reality is not base reality.”
At least Elon isn’t one of those Dennett cultists, he’s citing someone intellectually honest. God, please don’t let him be a materialist cultist.
They are like autism on crack, the view is so narrow. Humans as calculators, seriously.
It isn’t a physics problem. It isn’t even a maths question. It’s pure philosophy.
<Einstein level quote>
or I could not be boring and show you a pithy comic!
They never include programmers, who are actually to the left of sociologists as a form of linguistics.
^ Elon needs to see this one.
Possibly this to quit embarassing himself.
He could always give me a call but I use burners.
Am I too lazy to memorize a number? We’ll never know.
I’d probably take the piss out of his suit choices too.
You can afford Savile Row. You need between this-
This is fair as my taste cannot be surpassed.
“No matter the fact that we are inherently limited in our experience: Block thinks that “our first-person acquaintance with our consciousness tells us that there really is such a thing, and the fact that there really is such a thing is a challenge for a simulationist view.”
Where have I heard that before?
Cogito ergo sum – Descartes
“Bostrom disagrees, but does not offer much support: “It is not even obvious that it is possible for an entity to behave indistinguishably from a real human and yet lack conscious experience,” he writes.”
Make that movie, Hollywood.
Do you know what Musk is really arguing?
We’re already AI, we’re already computers. And he doesn’t even know it.
Why go to Mars then? There is no Mars. Dumbass.
Congratulations, you’ve made your achievements futile.