> I often felt when reading begging of infinity that, the term emulation
> should have been used instead of simulation. when we talk about
> uploading ones personality into a computer, do we really want it
> simply to seem like,(simulation) or would you prefer it to be like
> you (emulation).
A mirror image of a person, or a recording of a person, isn't a person. Whether one can make any other kinds of simulation of a person -- specifically, things that are a person but work in a way that doesn't reproduce the inner functionality of the person being simulated -- I doubt.
> I make this simple explanation, it's the differences between a bitmap
> image and a vector image. Or an explanation vs and observation.
> I personally think their is a distinction what do you think?
The universality of computation ensures that emulations of all physical systems are possible. So I guess nothing much will hang on whether non-emulation simulations are.
-- David Deutsch