Re: this very moment

From: Jacques Mallah <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 09:58:44 -0700 (PDT)

--- "Scott D. Yelich" <> wrote:
> On Mon, 15 May 2000, Jacques Mallah wrote:
> > Another way to go is to consider an
> >implementation of a computation, extended over
> >time, as "you". You can't tell which
> >implementation you are just from the
> >available information in an observer-moment.
> I strongly disagree with this statement. I
> certainly do believe this is possible, even if we
> aren't practiced at doing it (currently).

    You seem to be confusing an implementation with a
computation. I doubt, though, that we could even tell
which computation.
    An implementation is when some system does things
such that we would like to say it is equivalent to the
computation being performed. A single computation, in
general, can be implemented many different times by
the same physical system. See my web page for more on

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