Why am I awake?

by Suw on April 23, 2005

I woke up again before 7am this morning, after only six hours' sleep. It's now 8am and the chances of me nodding off once more to blissful sleep are nil. (Well, it'd probably be less than blissful because my subconscious has been playing nasty tricks on me lately by making me dream that the thing I most want in life is actually real, which means when I wake up I feel somewhat disappointed to discover that reality is not what my subconscious says it it. Thing is, what I want most in life now is incredibly simple but not something I can arrange.)
So either I snuggle down under the duvet and pretend to be asleep for an hour, or I get up and pretend to be awake.

Anonymous April 23, 2005 at 7:54 am

Suw, it's still six minutes til eight. You must be dreaming that you are awake. :-)

Anonymous April 23, 2005 at 7:55 am

Now, if I could really blog in my sleep, that would be skill worth having.

Anonymous April 23, 2005 at 8:00 am

In answer to whether computers could think, Alan Turing famously suggested that if by interaction a live person could not tell the difference between another live person and a computer, then Occam's Razor would suggest the computer can think.
You are interacting. You appear to be asleep. I therefore believe you are. :-)

Anonymous April 23, 2005 at 10:20 am

go back to bed. it's saturday.

Anonymous April 25, 2005 at 7:14 am

Whereas you just failed the Turing test spectacularly. ;->

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