Colin Hales wrote: ... >> As far as the internal life of the CPU is >> >>concerned... >> >>>whatever it is like to be an electrically noisy hot rock, regardless of >> >>the >> >>>program....although the character of the noise may alter with different >>>programs! >> > >>That's like say whatever it is like to be you, it is at best some waves of >>chemical >>potential. You don't *know* that the control system is not conscious - >>unless you >>know what structure or function makes a system conscious. >> > > > There is nothing there except wires and electrically noisy hot rocks, > plastic and other materials = <stuff>.
Just like me. Nothing but proteins and osmotic potentials and ACT and ADP = <stuff>. >Whatever its consciousness is... it > is the consciousness of the <stuff>. The function Which function? > is an epiphenomenon at the > scale of a human user Who's the user of my brain? Brent Meeker >that has nothing to do with the experiential qualities > of being the computer. What are the experiential qualities of being a computer? and how can we know them? Brent Meeker --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---