In a message dated 99-02-13 20:22:54 EST, you write: > Either strings can be concious, in > which case consciousness is just as complicated as strings are, or only > computations can be conscious, in which case consciousness is just as > complicated as computations are.
It seems to me that to solve this problem we should look into the equivalence between computation and information. When is a string a computation and when is it information? It seems that the concepts of time and logical sequencing is required for computation whereas information only requires logical self consistency. George