Stathis Papaioannou wrote:

> Peter Jone swrites:
> > > What I meant was, if a computer program can be associated with
> > > consciousness, then a rigid and deterministic computer program can also
> > > be associated with consciousness -
> >
> >
> > That doesn't follow. Comutationalists don't
> > have to believe any old programme is conscious.
> > It might be the case that only an indeterministic
> > one will do. A deterministic programme could
> > be exposed as a programme in a Turing Test.
> Then you're saying something strange and non-physical happens to explain
> why a program is conscious on the first run when it passes the Turing test
> but not on the second run when it deterministically repeats all the physical 
> states
> of the first run in response to a recording of your keystrokes from the first 
> run.

It was never conscious, and if anyonw concludede it was on
the first run, they were mistaken. The TT is a rule-of-thumb for
it does not magically endow consciousness.

> Stathis Papaioannou
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