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110 Post author: Liron 09 May 2009 09:53PM

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Comment author: Liron 10 May 2009 08:24:26PM 8 points [-]

That's right. The more accurate, less catchy title would be "You Are Implemented On A Homo Sapien Brain".

Comment author: DanielLC 10 March 2012 08:46:57PM 0 points [-]

If there's nothing implemented on it, is it still a brain?

If you have a pattern of silicon that doesn't perform computations, is it still a chip?

Depending on how you answer that question, "You are an aspect of a homo sapiens brain" would work better.

In any case, we all seem to understand what we're talking about, and the difference in our definitions isn't something we're likely to come by, so they're both carving reality at it's joints.