Indeed, why? Any talk of 'artificial circuits' might risk the patient saying 'No' to the doctor. I want real, digital circuits. Meat circuits are fine, though there might be something better. I mean, if something better than 'skin' comes along, I'll swap my skin for that. Probably need the brain upgrade anyway to read the new skin. You could even make me believe I had a new skin via the firmware in the brain upgrade. No need to change skin at all.
I could even sell you a brain upgrade that looked like it was composed of meat when in fact it was a bunch of something else. You only have to believe what your brain presents you. Kim Jones On 09/07/2011, at 12:44 PM, meekerdb wrote: >> Replacing parts of the brain depends what the artificial circuits are >> made of. For them to be experienced as something like human >> consciousness then I think they would have to be made of biological >> tissue. > > Why? Biological tissue is made out of protons, neutrons, and electrons just > like computer chips. Why should anything other than their input/output > function matter? > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.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.