Brain Simulation is ‘A Priori’ Impossible

Peter Hankins nods to Mysterianism in “Trying to simulate the human brain is a waste of energy“:

The philosopher John Searle has been dining out for years on a good line about simulation. People think, he says, that if they simulate the mind on a computer it’ll be conscious; but you know what? When they run a computer simulation of a rain storm, nobody gets wet.

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