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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 March 2008 06:26AM

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Comment author: taryneast 16 December 2010 07:54:51AM 2 points [-]

The image that you see contains far less information than the original actual stuff that makes up the original "image and coloured glass" objects that exist in front of you. That is why the image in your head is map, not territory.

You also have "territory" that makes up your head... but that doesn't mean that everything represented inside you little piece of territory is also territory.

After all, you can store a map in your glovebox. Does the glovebox turn a map of England into England itself, simply because a glovebox is part of the territory?