Peter Jones writes:
> Errmm.. if by "recover" we are able to replay them as
> conscious (re)experiences. The memory-trace need
> only contain time-stamps indicating the order
> and timing of the contents of the experience. The
> total structure of time-stamped-stored-experience
> can co-exist simultaneously, just as a the frames
> of a movie stored on a shelf co-exist simultaneously.
> The stored experience is not conscious in itself
> any more than the stored movie involves any (ilusion of) motion.
> In both cases, that comes in with the recovery.
That's not an accurate analogy. For a start, a film in the can is not
equivalent to a film on the screen sliced up into frames because there
is no projector and no screen in the can. Then there is the fact that if
you did project one frame in one cinema, the next frame in another
cinema, and so on, the analogy would still not hold because it leaves
out the observer. To make the analogy work, you would have to show
one frame to an observer in one cinema, suspend his consciousness
while you move him and the film to another cinema, show him another
frame, supend his consciousness again while you move to a third cinema
for the third frame, and so on. The observer would then see the whole
film, and if the cinemas were identical, would not even know he had been
moved, other than due to mere technical problems.
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