Meet Billy

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In order to explain the ideas in this document, we are going to create a human clone named Billy. For anybody who has any kind of issue with human cloning, don’t worry, he isn’t real. It’s just important that the subject of these experiments experiences the world with human senses, not computer senses.
Some important details about Billy:

  • Billy is an adult human
  • We have bootstrapped his brain to bring him up to speed in some capacities:
    • He has developed motor coordination: he can walk and pick up things
    • His sense are developed so that his sensory perceptions such as seeing and hearing are similar to a normal adult’s

Aside from the fundamental bootstrapping, Billy’s brain is empty — a blank slate. He knows nothing.

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