On 10.07.2011 17:32 Bruno Marchal said the following:

On 10 Jul 2011, at 15:20, Craig Weinberg wrote:


Let's take the color yellow for example. If you build a brain out
of ideal ping pong balls, or digital molecular emulations, does it
perceive yellow from 580nm oscillations of electromagnetism
automatically, or does it see yellow when it's own emulated units
are vibrating on the functionally proportionate scale to itself?
Does the ping pong ball brain see it's own patterns of collisions
as yellow or does yellow = electromagnetic ~580nm and nothing else.
At what point does the yellow come in? Where did it come from? Were
there other options? Can there ever be new colors? From where? What
is the minimum mechanical arrangement required to experience

Any mechanical arrangement defining a self-referentially correct
machine automatically leads the mechanical arrangement to distinguish
third person point of view and first person points of view. The
machine already have a theory of qualia, with an explanation of why
qualia and quanta seems different.


Could you please make a reference to a good text for dummies about that statement? (But please not in French)

Best wishes,


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