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by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3372
Views: 673046

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Had a dream soldiers were fighting a forest. Since fiat money is paper and printing it causes inflation, they decided trees were the enemy and declared war against them. They were emptying countless rounds into them at close range, occasionally getting killed by a falling tree. Of course, once the t...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3372
Views: 673046

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed someone presented to me some creature that was a combination of a boob and an ear on a plate, and called it a "miracle". I don't remember the name of this bizarre creature unfortunately, even though I did when I first woke up I didn't write it down so I forgot.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3372
Views: 673046

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed I was arrested for trespassing on my college campus after I sat in on a class and filled out a teacher evaluation form, which they used as evidence against me.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3372
Views: 673046

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed my likeness was portrayed in a Japanese RPG as a digitized consciousness found on an ancient computer, I guess as a dual reference to Analog: A Hate Story.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3372
Views: 673046

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed my character froze to death in a game of Pokemon while on one of the northern routes. When I woke up, I realized that Pokemon portrays a much rosier version of homelessness than real life.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

It seems to me that evolutionary pressures cause an incentive to create confluence between behavioral and phenomenal processes, for the sake of simplicity and to use the substantive facticity of quale as part of the machinery of behavior, and that these alignment pressures don't exist with artificia...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

I don't know how "personhood" is in any way a useful concept in the way that you're choosing to define it. But you're also apparently not saying at all what I took you to be saying so I don't whatever. Likewise "soul" - I don't see the utility of redefining it to mean "what...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

That sounds like personal incredulousness being passed off as a trivial conclusion of absurdity. I don't care what it sounds like, I care what it is. What it is, is an argument for the necessity of continuity of operations over substrate for continuity of consciousness to exist, via phenomenology. ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

Will respond this afternoon.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

doogly wrote:Oh so this is like a game where you are defining what a soul could be like? I totally dig this kind of game.

Game, yes. But not in the sense of a children's amusement. More like war game, or language game, or game theory
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

doogly wrote:Have you tried plugging it in?

Right, but then something is acting on it.......................................................................................................
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

I don't see how that matters for anything. Are you trying to do calculus to it? Human and animal consciousness is continuous. It seems reasonable to think that if it corresponds exactly to material processes, these processes must also be continuous; at least, to the same extent and in the same way ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

Yeah, ultimately, posts that are just links to something else, with no commentary or discussion, are more or less verboten here. At minimum, they're considered quite rude. Like, thanks for letting us know, cool, but this board isn't an RSS reader; if we care about updates to your blog we'll follow ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

I want to note that I do not even advance Searle's distinction between semantic and syntactic operations. I just hold that some difference exists between different types of Turing machines such that not all of them can support continuity of consciousness.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

Yeah, ultimately, posts that are just links to something else, with no commentary or discussion, are more or less verboten here. At minimum, they're considered quite rude. Like, thanks for letting us know, cool, but this board isn't an RSS reader; if we care about updates to your blog we'll follow ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

I don't argue that a Turing machine can't be conscious. I argue that specific types of Turing machines are unlikely to be conscious. This has nothing to do with Magick, but with lack of continuity of process over substrate. Now, from a panpsychist perspective there may still be consciousness in such...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

Nah, a good part of this is definitely arguments from incredulity. You don't believe that consciousness can be embodied in "unlikely" mediums (repeatedly calling the idea "patently absurd"), like a Turing machine. I don't make this argument. Several of your later "refutatio...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

Nah, a good part of this is definitely arguments from incredulity. You don't believe that consciousness can be embodied in "unlikely" mediums (repeatedly calling the idea "patently absurd"), like a Turing machine. I don't make this argument. Several of your later "refutatio...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: A dragon confronts the Terasem movement

They don't have a coherent ideology. I suppose you would need to be philosophically literate to understand why these are not arguments from personal incredulity. It's not a contradiction, it's a context sensitive treatment of an equivocation in the use of the word "soul" The first quote is...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 12
Views: 3557

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

Yeah that seems about right, thanks.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

I wrote a draconic declaration of speciation. If anyone wants to be a founder of this society and help construct it, all you have to do is sign and it will be taken care of (in this case, retweets expressing consent count as signatures):

https://twitter.com/Alephwyr/status/1029605390089052160
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1295449

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Zohar wrote:
Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:I started a new job as a paraprofessional. I'm almost done with my first week. It's going well I think.

Congratulations, that's great! I hope it continues to go well. Can you explain a bit what you do?


I assist developmentally disabled kids in a classroom setting.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1295449

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I started a new job as a paraprofessional. I'm almost done with my first week. It's going well I think.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

This does not seem guaranteed. If a simulation with the built in restrictions to limit people from accessing other simulations goes awry, people could be trapped in an undesirable simulation. It's also not clear how someone could escape the simulation if the system as a whole were unworkable. These...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

I don't see what we get out of having highly rigid class structures enforced by simulation level anyways, so I'm not sure why you want that, or mostly ceremonial layers of government specifically for that. What is this supposedly accomplishing? Fundamental difference in outlook not remediable by an...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

This seems to be a large assumption. Humans have attempted to design a lot of governments and societies, and the outcomes have been mixed. None of them appear close to ideal, so the assumption that this attempt will be ideal, or close to it, seems a strange expectation. At most, I would expect incr...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

Eebster the Great wrote:Resurrecting nobody is completely fair.


No. It leaves the status quo intact, and the status quo is far from completely fair.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

The idea that one should reject "equality" as a norm because a hyperfuture time-travel-computing civilization that blindly resurrects every human that ever lived in a naive attempt at equality-across-time would have some bad consequences is so far into non-sequitur territory I don't think...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

Good news! I arrived at a name for my empire: The Central Tricameral Corporate Republic. Someone suggested it should be called Dracorp for short, and other possible informal names include Tir y Ddraig and Imperium Draconia.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The theory of everything shouldn't exist
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: The theory of everything shouldn't exist

The fundamental stuff of reality is a mathematical structure, and all mathematical structures reduce to sets, starting with the empty set and then putting that into itself and so on. It’s all a bunch of nothing, nested within itself. All operations are likewise reducible to set operations which are...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

I have no idea how to handle this post holistically so I'm going to break it way way down. Just some random bits, which are mostly me disagreeing with your moral premises: I'm not particularly interested in "debating" any of the social issues Then by definition your post is mostly superflu...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

Regarding: "Rules and the use of force"; How would an algorithmic application of force avoid being autocratic or bureaucratic? Is it assumed that the architects of such a system are sufficiently skilled to make an ideal system? If not, the leadership positions are just being kicked back a...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Trying to construct an ideal future virtual society of dragons

https://dancefighterredux.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/against-malatora-and-towards-a-draconic-post-human-future/ I've made use of all the current hot alt-right theory: Deleuze, Land, Moldbug, Evola. Some references to Cioran and Nietzsche and Kierkegaard to make sure there's a bit of class. Lot's of jo...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 12
Views: 3557

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

Ok. Requesting a move by the mods then.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 12
Views: 3557

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

Anyways, what is your purpose in developing this? To write a book, a game, etc? In such cases, while developing a consistent setting and system is laudable, the details of those will generally be driven by your needs. If reality is a simulation stack, how does that affect the story you are writing?...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system
Replies: 12
Views: 3557

Re: Trying to develop a hard sci fi magick system

Almost a thousand views and one comment? Come on...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8231
Views: 1295449

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I begged for money and bought another one. Hopefully it doesn't have the same problems. Thank you though.
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 218
Views: 16645

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

I'm saying that if Capitalism really maximized utility it would look very different from how it looks now. Maximized utility is not a reasonable expectation for any economic system in existence. It's more of capitalism is functional. Pretty much nobody can dispute that it works. You can have differ...
by Dr34m(4+(h3r
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 218
Views: 16645

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

It's because the features that make it capitalism are social structures that exist to combat our instincts. But they don't. At all. To the point I'm not even convinced that capitalism as it's ever been expounded theoretically actually exists, and won't exist until impartial AI are capable of actual...

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