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Workers who had any resources became data commuters and lived outside the cities. Of course, some of the people here were data-set users too and so could be characterized as data commuters.

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Because the highest levels of our minds are goal-directed problem solvers.

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The idea of “meaning” itself is really a matter of size and scale: it only makes sense to ask what something means in a system which is large enough to have many meanings. In very small systems, the idea of something having a meaning becomes as vacuous as saying that a brick is a very small house.

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And so—let’s face it now, once and for all: each one of us already has experienced what it is like to be simulated by a computer!