> -----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) !