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Old 05-16-2019, 05:42 PM
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Quoth Half Man Half Wit:

By your argument, for a sufficiently powerful imagination, it should be possible to imagine an actual mind into existence.
Well, yes, of course. But it would take a more powerful mind than the one simulated to contain that imagination. Just like my phone, a relatively powerful computer, can "imagine into existence" an HP48 calculator, a much simpler computer, by running an emulator for it.