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Table of Contents

Author: Winfred Phillips

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1.

The Extraordinary Future

1
Introduction
1
Sources Describing the Extraordinary Future
6
Brief Description of the Extraordinary Future
8
     

2.

Computers and Intelligence

12
Introduction
12
Computer Intelligence in the Extraordinary Future
12
Advances in Computing Power
20
Reliance on Future Technologies
34
Computing Power Alone May Not Be the Answer
37
The Many Aspects of Intelligence
52
The Turing Test
62
Computers and Understanding
81
     

3.

Computers as Persons

98
Introduction
98
Computer Consciousness in the Extraordinary Future
98
Humans as Persons
108
Substance Dualism
112
Type-Identity Materialism
114
Eliminative Materialism and Behaviorism
115
Functionalism
118
Property Dualism
122
Robots and Minds
134
Free-will
145
Moral Agency and Creativity
156
     

4.

The Mechanism of Mind Transfer

161
Introduction
161
Mind Transfer in the Extraordinary Future
161
Varieties of Mind Transfer
169
Capturing the Mind
174
The Notion of Equivalence
179
Further Issues
193
     

5.

Maintaining Identity

196
Introduction
196
Identity in the Extraordinary Future
196
Body Identity
204
Brain Identity
208
Soul Identity
210
Mental State Continuity
213
Parfit's Theory
220
What Can We Expect from Our Authors?
227
Concerning the View of Our Authors
234
Options for the Physical Theories
238
Options for the Psychological Theories
241
Options for Parfit's Theory
242
     

6.

Conclusion

245
 

REFERENCES

249

Copyright: 2000