Sunday, April 10, 2011

What Would John Searle Do?


Ok, Turing Test time. But this time it's a little different. There is a button for each participant you are testing. At the end of the test, you have to choose which button to press. Pressing a participant's button will immediately zap them with enough voltage to fry any device or human being. So, do you have the confidence to press the button? You don't? OK, we'll tell you who is the computational device! What about now? Really? But a moment ago you weren't sure.

If you're the type who needs an incentive, we'll throw in X units of currency Y for pressing the button.

I wonder what John Searle would do.

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