Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:18 AM
To: Everything List
Subject: The Emergence of Consciousness in the Quantum Universe
Here we go again.
My first impression of this paper is that it is yet another attempt to
reify the doctrine of dialectical materialism, then I wondered if the paper
was the output of a science-word-salad-izer
but reading further I saw some gems:
"Another implication of the current proposal is that there can be no
nized artiﬁcial intelligence no matter how advanced the technology becomes,
intelligence is evolved as part of inter-connected universal evolution. A
puter’s CPU will never acquire free will, since it will never be able to
establish the inﬁnite
multitude of connections with the rest of the universe environment, as
manifested in the
entanglement of the phases of the wave-functions (the Aharonov-Bohm eﬀect).
entities formed through semi-biological pathways such as cloning are
possible because they
tap into nature’s established pathways to establish these inﬁnite
As my kids would say: OMG! LOL! /facepalm
I would like to agree in principle with Zhang but I am not sure that
s/he is not a Chinese Room!
PS, thanks for posting this reference
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