2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, Book 1) by Arthur C. Clarke

By Arthur C. Clarke

One of the 35 book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the entire Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

The 12 months is 2001, and cosmonauts discover a mysterious monolith that has been buried at the Moon for no less than 3 million years. To their astonishment, the monolith releases an both mysterious pulse—a form of signal—in the course of Saturn after it really is unearthed. even if alarm or communique, the human race needs to recognize what the sign is—and who it used to be meant for.

The Discovery and its staff, assisted by way of the hugely complex HAL 9000 computing device method, units out to enquire. yet because the workforce attracts towards their rendezvous with a mysterious and historical alien civilization, they discover that the best risks they face come from in the spacecraft itself. HAL proves a deadly touring better half, and the workforce needs to outwit him to survive.

This novel model of the recognized Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: an area Odyssey was once written via Clarke at the side of the movie's construction. it's intended to face as a significant other piece, and it...

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It doesn’t matter for present purposes what that more fundamental level is. All that matters is that microphysical processes are constituted by computational processes, which are themselves constituted by more basic processes. From now on I will regard the Computational Hypothesis as saying this. I don’t know whether the Computational Hypothesis is correct. But again, I don’t know that it is false. The hypothesis is coherent, if speculative, and I cannot conclusively rule it out. The Computational Hypothesis is not a skeptical hypothesis.

3. Thus, by “CTM,” in this context, I do not just mean classicism. g. connectionism, dynamical systems theory, symbolicism, or some combination thereof). See Kurzweil (2005). For philosophical background see Block’s piece in this volume (Chapter 14) and Churchland (1996). 4. This commonly held but controversial view in philosophy of cognitive science is called “multiple realizability”; Bostrom calls it ‘Substrate Independence’ in his 2003. pdf, extracted at Dec. 1, 2008. Bostrom, Nick and Cirkovic, Milar (2008), Global Catastrophic Risks, Oxford: OUP.

Socrates: Imagine once more, I said, such a one coming suddenly out of the sun to be replaced in his old situation; would he not be certain to have his eyes full of darkness? Glaucon: To be sure, he said. 17. Socrates: And if there were a contest, and he had to compete in measuring the shadows with the prisoners who had never moved out of the den, while his sight was still weak, and before his eyes had become steady (and the time which would be needed to acquire this new habit of sight might be very considerable) would he not be ridiculous?

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