Posted: Jun 16, 2022 4:04 pm
by Spearthrower
GrahamH wrote:
As for "having those experiences itself. Ding an sich" that's another level of problem that can't be answered for humans either.


Sorry, that was a bit abstract - it was more like a note of what my brain was thinking about at that moment and I forgot to delete it... I do that sometimes, but usually catch myself and edit the post! :lol:

I think the concept of the use/mention distinction is really important here - it's odd that something so banal is still such a necessary thing to establish.

Lamda can report an experience, but it is mentioning the experiences its heard, not an actual experience it had. It's basically just very, very clever reported speech. It's still an amazing development, but I'm also leery of what I predict it will be used for - a technological 'solution' to a problem no one actually had that just further separates humans from each other.