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very readable paper “The Ghost in the Quantum Turing Machine” and one of your blogs where you discuss these issues (http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1951).  One of the limitations with computationalism is that no one quite understands what exactly it means to implement a computation.

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Are rocks conscious?

Consider a rock outside somewhere.  It sits there, starting off in the morning in a certain state.  The sun comes out and proceeds to warm it up.   1,665 more words


0005: Paths to Superintelligence


– 3 paths … Connectionist (Neural nets), Computationalist (Symbolic), Robotics (embodied) … Uploading … big data … other paths
intelligence explosion

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Reading "On Cunning Automata" by Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams


“In the , the algorithms of high frequency trading (HFT) systems encode the results of chains of inferences made by quantitative finance experts, but in themselves they operate solely at an informational level.”

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