Another object view - (was RE: copy yourself ?)
bibbers at onetel.net.uk
Wed May 28 10:44:26 UTC 2003
On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 06:37 AM, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> "Simulate" is the key word here.
> But no matter how long you sit in the cockpit of a flight simulator,
> you're never going to leave the room.
Not unless the ejector seat interlock fails because the code was written
> Simulated flight isn't real
> flight. Simulated mass isn't real mass. Simulated falling isn't
> real falling.
> It's all about simulation.
Yup! Explain that to somebody who's just been vomited on in a fun-fair
ride; "It's not real vomit, honest, it's only simulated." ;-)
> The whole POINT of simulation is that it is NOT REALITY, only LIKE it.
This *whole thread* is getting circular again! Surely it is not that hard
to grasp the difference between 'the real world' and anything else we may
invent to model properties thereof? Come on people, let's drop this whole
subject and move on... how about somebody creates a new thread for
Squeakers still interested in this thread, maybe call it: "Squeak and The
Modern Existentialist: I, Object!", possibly in as "I, Robot".
Given that hardware is anything you can stub your toes on, then all else
is software, apart from those quiet nights in with the wife (after
novo-caining the rug-rat) when firmware may just be a topic worthy of
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