Originally Posted by doomlord52
How can you be sure? When does a simulation emulate the original so well that it become equal to it, or maybe even better?
You then would account for personalities, preferences, experience, knowledge, and common sense.
Take a baby, from birth the infant instantly begins to take a different personality different than their parents. Not only would this emulation need to account for the cognitive portions of the brain, but also personality and emotions. Could a robot fully understand what death is without having to be programmed to "know" about it? We know from experience, could an emulation account for no knowledge by learning from experience?
Also, would an emulation be able to take on a different personality form other than it was programmed?Edited by cloudbyday - 1/30/13 at 11:33am