Peter Cooper Jr. on Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:59:17 -0700 (MST)

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Re: [s-d] Oracle Report 26/07

Antonio Dolcetta <antonio.dolcetta@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Consultation 11
>   > True or false: Is Primo Corporation a player?
> Consultation 12
>   > Is a cooperation a single entity, capable of passing the Turing test?
> Consultation 13
> {
> Question: True of false: Consultation #12 does not serve to prevent a
> corporation from becoming a player because it specifies that said
> corporation must pass "the Turing Test" instead of "a Turing Test"?
> Unbeliever: Wonko
> }

So, I'm not sure what to make of the combination of these. Is Primo a
player, but no future "cooperations" are? Are the higher-numbered
consultations overriding the lower-numbered one? Are we just all just
as confused as ever? :)

(Although something interesting crossed my mind that I wanted to
share: Had there been someone else calling Consultation 11
Inconsistent, and the Primo Corporation had called it Consistent, we'd
have had a bit of a paradox, where if it were a player it would be a
player, and if it weren't a player (and thus couldn't call it
Consistent), then it wouldn't be a player. We've got a *lot* in our
ruleset that assumes that we know who is and isn't a player...)

Peter C.
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