Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> Peter Jones writes:
>>>I'm not sure how the multiverse comes into the discussion, but you have
>>>made the point several times that a computation depends on an observer
>>No, I haven't! I have tried ot follow through the consequences of
>>assuming it must.
>>It seems to me that some sort of absurdity or contradiction ensues.
> OK. This has been a long and complicated thread.
>>>for its meaning. I agree, but *if* computations can be conscious (remember,
>>>this is an assumption) then in that special case an external observer is not
>>Why not ? (Well, I would be quite happy that a conscious
>>computation would have some inherent structural property --
>>I want to foind out why *you* would think it doesn't).
> I think it goes against standard computationalism if you say that a conscious
> computation has some inherent structural property. Opponents of
> have used the absurdity of the conclusion that anything implements any
> computation as evidence that there is something special and non-computational
> about the brain. Maybe they're right.
> Stathis Papaioannou
Why not reject the idea that any computation implements every possible
(which seems absurd to me)? Then allow that only computations with some
structure are conscious.
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