> -----Original Message----- > From: Brent Meeker [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Wednesday, 10 October 2001 2:23 a.m. > > But then why do you say that a duplicate of your brain processes in a > computer would not be conscious. You seem to be > discriminating between > a biological duplicate and a silicon duplicate.
The use of the word 'duplicate' seems contentious to me. The question is whether you *can* duplicate the processes in the brain at a suitable level of abstraction, and whether (if you can) such a duplicate would be conscious. I don't think anyone knows the answer to this (yet) ! Charles