Hi Stathis,

Le Mercredi 6 Décembre 2006 10:23, Stathis Papaioannou a écrit :
> Brent meeker writes:
> > Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> > "Fair" is a vague term.  That they are the same would be my default
> > assumption, absent any other information.  Of course knowing that one is
> > analog and the other digital reduces my confidence in that assumption,
> > but no theory of "audio source experience" I have no way to form a
> > specific alternative hypothesis.
> You're implying that the default assumption should be that consciousness
> correlates more closely with external behaviour than with internal activity
> generating the behaviour: the tape recorder should reason that as the CD
> player produces the same audio output as I do, most likely it has the same
> experiences as I do. But why shouldn't the tape recorder reason: even
> though the CD player produces the same output as I do, it does so using
> completely different technology, so it most likely has completely different
> experiences to my own.
> Stathis Papaioannou

A tape recorder or a CD has no external behavior that would mimic a human. But 
I really think that if you have same external behavior than a human then 
the "copy" (whathever it is made of) will be conscious. Exact replica means 
you can talk with the replica, learn, etc... It's not just sound (and or 
move). Even If I knew that the "brain" copy was made of smashed apples it 
would not change my "mind" ;) about it. The only "evidence" of others 
consciousness is behavior, social interactions, ... You could scan a brain, 
yet you won't see consciousness.

Another thing that puzzles me is that consciousness should be generated by 
physical (and chemicals which is also "physical") activities of the brain, 
yet I feel my consciousness (in fact me) is located in the upper front of my 
skull... Why then neurons located in the back of my brain do not generate 
conscious feeling ? And if they do participate, why am I located in the front 
of my brain ? Why this location ? Why only a tiny part of the brain feels 
conscious activities ?


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