Re: virus: emulation

tom.holz (
Wed, 28 May 1997 06:39:21 -0400

>A few questions here... What do you mean by unintelligent? How do you mean
>/lack/ of hardware? How can you tell if someone's "lack of intelligence" is
>a hardware problem or not? All of these are pretty unresolved questions...
>by anyone, I think.

All I can say is that I've been using very subjective judgment, and while
it's what brain's are suited for, it doesn't make a answer for anyone else.

>Have you read "Consciousness Explained" yet? It's by Daniel Dennett... he's
>into mind and sequential thought being serial-like software run on parallel
>hardware. Mind you, he'd probably argue that a lot of not being able to
>"think well" is because they haven't (in software) developed as wide a range
>of "mind tools" as they could have.

hmm. I have heard you mention/discuss this before. I'm beginning to
suspect my idea arose from some old memories of your posts, combined with
newer experiences in dorm life. Which might mean that instead of trying to
develop these ideas on my own, I should trot off and read the book.