@hippieforlife11 integrate the realization that you are on death row, use the time between now and the time the sentence is executed to do the things you want to get done
Software development is at once more pure and less general than other kinds of engineering: the result is not an artifact, but an extremely detailed physical law, which is valid across all possible universes.
@BrockMcKean Gonna just go ahead and follow you right quick there... *boop*
@metaphorician @Plinz @Rares82 I think he means that they seem to exist below the level of experience. Through our experience we can derive aspects of their nature, but via those frameworks we can also reason that they would exist whether anyone with experience were there to observe them or not.
@mxschumacher No, it probably cannot. We cannot even shut down coal plants when we realize that it's curtains if we don't. My point is we should not despair about not being born into a good world that offers bad lives, but be grateful for a bad world that offers good lives.
@BrockMcKean @Plinz Some months later: I agree! It's fun to go back and realize I couldn't see this at some point!
@shackletonjones At a certain level of understanding, thinkers are less influenced by metaphors, deeply distrust them, and instead build from first principles. The idea that the insights of every era must be derived by popular engineering achievements is probably overapplied
@Plinz @shackletonjones Tfw I realize computationalist epistemology isn't a product of Joscha's workplace but rather the inverse.
@BugRib @zeuxis12 @Forestcorazon @Plinz I think the link between the impossible quest to understand all possible qualia via the reading of an academic paper and the ability to parse possible specifications of consciousness is only held together by phenomena related to David Chalmers' revenue streams.
@Plinz @tiburke Your ruminations on teachers in this context uneasily leads me to contemplate parents. A dysfunctional teacher that there is no escape from.
@matteoianni @Plinz That is the way it works, ideally anyway.
Your tweet made it seem like you were unaware of this publishing. It was a "heads up, this exists," rather than "the answers are here."
@Plinz @Shoalst0ne Only if they can't mash ctrl alt del before the "please wait" shut down sequence.
@BugRib @zeuxis12 @Forestcorazon @Plinz Once we're satisfied that a computer has told us what it's like to be a computer (coming soon), it should be very easy to intuit that all we've ever known is what it's like to be a computer.
Matter and space are both mental models and mathematical abstractions that describe high level patterns well, but fall apart when we measure at higher resolution. The material objects and space we experience are constructs of our mind; the physical universe cannot be experienced.
@dave_rube @2amBeef @jmrphy @razibkhan Not gonna lie, your comment from earlier seemed so insane I thought it was just a parody of what the OP was talking about. Absolutely amazed/amused it literally was something that happened.
@shane_was_taken Most people seem to have either lost their soul or their soul has dark spots. I guess we are already past the rapture and everyone you meet is leftovers
@mundanemun @Plinz @aatishb Sorry for necro. I was tardy to a joke, but it's early in the morning on a weekend so I let myself have it.
@Plinz @aatishb By making all the nerds you hang out with smell less bad.