> > I think those simulated persons would be conscious. > The possibility of superintelligence that creates worlds in its dreams kinda freaks me out :)
So you think the software mind in a software environment would never > question the redness of red, when the robot brain would? > > No, I think that good enough simulation of me must question the redness of the red simply by definition - because I'm questioning and it simulates my behavior. Nevertheless, I think that this simulation won't be conscious and has only descriptive power, like a reflection in the mirror (bad example but confers the idea). But I can't tell what exactly is the difference, what is that obscure physicalist principle that I meant speaking about "symbol grounding in the real world" and that makes me (and not my simulation) conscious. ok, suppose we'll record a day in the life of my simulation and then replay it - will it still be conscious? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.