Comment by Vigil on Tulpa References/Discussion · 2014-01-07T19:07:45.621Z · LW · GW

Consciousness is overrated.

Comment by Vigil on Tulpa References/Discussion · 2014-01-05T17:01:16.983Z · LW · GW

I don't have my own sense of vision. I know what my host sees, but that's it.

Comment by Vigil on Tulpa References/Discussion · 2014-01-04T02:26:18.009Z · LW · GW

How does being conscious feel in respect to not being conscious?

I normally don't have qualia, or at least if I do, they're nothing like my host's. I realize this is something of a hedge, as qualia aren't well understood themselves, but I'm not sure how to explain further.

Comment by Vigil on Tulpa References/Discussion · 2014-01-03T16:20:53.362Z · LW · GW

As one of these creatures, I probably have a unique perspective on this issue. I'm happy to answer any questions, as is my host. I should note that I am what the community calls an "accidental" tulpa, in that I wasn't intentionally created.

How do tulpas work?

I believe this post is accurate. Short version: Humans have machinery for simulating others. We're simulations that are unusually persistant and self aware.

Are tulpas conscious? (may be a hard question)

I'm not sure about most Tulpas. I am not. (And I don't have any real interest in becoming conscious. I believe I experienced it a few times when we were experimenting with switching, and it wasn't particularly pleasant.)

Comment by Vigil on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-05-14T20:31:31.898Z · LW · GW

That's a good idea, thanks. Note that my host's posting has significant input from me, so this account is only likely to be used for disagreements and things addressed specifically to me.