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?
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_
The first couple times Mentifex posted, it was cute. That was years
ago, now it's just demented,
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