here is my unprofessional and outsider 'meaning' which I developed
in my decade-long battle against the undefined (openly (mis)used)
term of "consciousness":
I consider an 'observer' (unqualified as to 'its' feature-essence)
anything that acknowledges information. A second step, leading
to my substitute definition of the ominous consciousness - rather
pan-sesitivity, a related term for 'observer' - is the "response" to
such 'acknowledged' information, any form , as storage, reaction,
mere reference, or some change in qualia.
I doubt the relevance of this to what you had in mind.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hal Ruhl" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 9:08 PM
> I would like to explore just exactly what the various members of the list
> mean by "observer" as in the following from Wei Dai's post.
> >Consider all possible worlds consistent with your memories and current
> >experiences. In other words, all possible worlds that contain at least
> >observer with memories and current experiences exactly identical to
> >Are there more than one such world?