Donald Whytock on 13 Jan 2002 20:38:35 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: Re: new players

On 1/13/02 at 9:36 PM Antonio wrote:

>On Sun, 13 Jan 2002 15:13:53 -0500, "Donald Whytock"
><dwhytock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>rule 13:
>>>A Player is any entity who is capable of passing the Turing Test,
>>>to said designation as a Player, and has become a Player in the manner
>>>prescribed in the Rules.
>>>One could simply question one of your imaginary friends capability of
>>>passing the turing test on his own.
>>A turing test determines whether a personality is distinguishable as an
>artificial intelligence, i.e. a machine.  I assure you I can relay
>responses from them that are nothing like a machine. :)
>If you relay the proof then it has no worth.
>They must be capable of passing the test ON THEIR OWN.
>for all we know you might be imaginating artificially intelligent friends.

Do you have any idea how tempting it was to do that? :)  But no, they're all corporeal, at least in their own reality.  Would you like to see the brief bios I worked up on them?