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(Human and Cyborg) Standard Model of the Mind

Scott Hess scott at nospam.doubleu.com
Wed Jul 22 10:56:45 EST 1998


In article <6p50i2$4j9 at web.nmti.com>,
	peter at nmti.com (Peter da Silva) writes:
   In article <35b5c7c3.0 at news.victoria.tc.ca>,
	Mentifex <mentifex at scn.org> wrote:
   > The Mentifex campaign to introduce a default Standard Mind Model
   > is a virus of the neuroscientific mind infectiously contaminating
   > one laboratory after another, leaping from campus to campus and
   > from consciousness to consciousness.

   So why then is it that nobody other than "Mentifex
   <mentifex at scn.org>" ever mentions it?

   *sigh*

While 10,000 monkeys at 10,000 typewriters might _eventually_ produce
Hamlet or Othello, they'll _never_ duplicate the thought processes
behind the original manuscript.

To put it another way, 10,000 curious idiots discussing a problem will
never solve the problem unless some of them actually _do_ something
about it.  Mentifex seems to think that if we get enough people
discussing the topic, computer intelligence will emerge from the stew.
Well, we _already_ have an intelligence that's an emergent property of
its hardware, and we have relatively little understanding of how _it_
works.

The first couple times Mentifex posted, it was cute.  That was years
ago, now it's just demented,
--
scott hess <scott at doubleu.com> (408) 739-8858 http://www.doubleu.com/
<Favorite unused computer book title: The Compleat Demystified Idiots
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