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vrf Formula boxes

Question asked by VRFuser on Nov 14, 2004
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD><TITLE>RE: [vrf] RE: Formula boxes</TITLE><META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=us-ascii"><META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2523" name=GENERATOR></HEAD><BODY><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=581202015-15112004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>or maybe it is already aware, yet has no controls to allow it to communicate such.  sort of like a baby in the womb before birth.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=581202015-15112004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=581202015-15112004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=581202015-15112004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>rufus</FONT></SPAN></DIV><BR><DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader lang=en-us dir=ltr align=left><HR tabIndex=-1><FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> Drago, William @NARDAEAST [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Friday, November 12, 2004 10:08 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> [vrf] RE: Formula boxes<BR></FONT><BR></DIV><DIV></DIV><P><FONT size=2>Nothing to worry about.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>The instant it realizes it's "Windoze" it'll shut itself down in despair.</FONT> </P><P><FONT size=2>> -----Original Message-----</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> From: Schlieker, Reiner [<A href="mailto:reiner.schlieker@siemens.com">mailto:reiner.schlieker@siemens.com</A>]</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 10:02 AM</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> To: VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Subject: [vrf] RE: Formula boxes</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> The very thought of a machine running Windoze becoming </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> self-aware...well,</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> now I'm getting scared.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Reiner</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> -----Original Message-----</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> From: Shawn Fessenden [<A href="mailto:shawn@testech-ltd.com">mailto:shawn@testech-ltd.com</A>]</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 2:34 PM</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> To: VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Subject: [vrf] RE: Formula boxes</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> > Of course. I just want to know which is it that eventually</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> > becomes self-aware, the software or the hardware?</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Now there's a chicken & egg. The hardware cannot become </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> self-aware without</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> software, but the software cannot execute without the </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> hardware. Might as</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> well ask what creates our own self-awareness.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> By the time we get there though the hardware will restructure </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> itself to suit</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> software, which I guess means that it's somewhat self aware.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Others to the contrary. There's been a proposal to watch for signs of</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> self-awareness on the internet.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Personally I don't think anything that advanced will happen </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> until we've been</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> into parallel quantum processors for quite a few years.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> -SHAWN-</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> ---</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> You are currently subscribed to vrf as: reiner.schlieker@siemens.com</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> To subscribe send a blank email to "join-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> To unsubscribe send a blank email to </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> "leave-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> To send messages to this mailing list,  email "vrf@agilent.com".  </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> If you need help with the mailing list send a message to</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> "owner-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> ---</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> You are currently subscribed to vrf as: William.Drago@L-3com.com</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> To subscribe send a blank email to "join-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> To unsubscribe send a blank email to </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> "leave-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> To send messages to this mailing list,  email "vrf@agilent.com".  </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> If you need help with the mailing list send a message to </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> "owner-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT></P>---<BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as: rwarren@amti.net<BR>To subscribe send a blank email to "join-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".<BR>To unsubscribe send a blank email to "leave-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".<BR>To send messages to this mailing list, email "vrf@agilent.com". <BR>If you need help with the mailing list send a message to "owner-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".---<BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as: rsb@soco.agilent.com<BR>To subscribe send a blank email to "join-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".<BR>To unsubscribe send a blank email to "leave-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".<BR>To send messages to this mailing list,  email "vrf@agilent.com".  <BR>If you need help with the mailing list send a message to "owner-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</BODY></HTML>  

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