> With both QTI and COMP-TI we cannot go from being very old to being a
> baby. We can may be get slowly younger and younger in a more
> continuous way, by little backtracking. We always survive in the most
> normal world compatible with our states. But some kind of jumps are
> not excluded.
Maybe what I am trying to say is that very old or dying brains might
deterorate in a specific way that allows the transition from an old to
a young mind i.e. the decaying brain becomes in some way homomorphic
to a young brain. Indeed this defines the consciousness I am
considering and is therefore subtrate dependent. If all of physics
can be simulated on a computer then no problem.
> If you accept the classical theory of knowledge, it is easy. Computer
> are already conscious. They have not the tools to manifest their
> consciousness, and by programming them, we don't help them with that
> respect. Consciousness is not programmable. It exists "in Platonia",
> and a universal machine is only a sort of interface between different
> levels of the Platonic reality (arithmetical truth).
This is an interesting comment! Are you saying that everything
including consciousness really emanates from platonia? Would you
agree that we exist eternally in platonia? If so then perhaps we need
only consider computationalism /QM as a means of comprehending the
steps to this understanding. This platonic realm is very useful but
hard to pin down as a concept.
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