On Jul 21, 9:54 pm, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM, 1Z <peterdjo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jul 11, 4:51 pm, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > automatic consequences which
> > > > arise unbidden from "from relations that are defined by
> > > > computations".
>
> > > Yes, as you say below, it is a result of processing
>
> > Although no one knows how
>
> It is easy to imagine a simple process which is aware of a single bit of
> information.  Let's say it is some program which is connected to a photo
> sensor, thus it can tell if the room is dark or light, and when the process
> is queried for this status it can report whether the room is light or dark.
> Though it concerns only a single bit, is this not an example of awareness?
> Perhaps human consciousness is fundamentally no different, it is just
> awareness of a vastly greater amount of information (more bits).
>
> Jason

Qualia are something more specific than awareness.
You can't get colour by summing lots of monochrome,no matter how
complex

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