On Aug 3, 9:51 am, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Wouldn't that be never, since there is not necessarily a limit to the
> > number of possible inputs or outputs of consciousness?
> We don't test the consciousness of our fellow humans by observing the
> effect of all possible inputs, so why should a machine be subjected to
> more stringent testing?

Because we are human and we know that we are conscious so we can
assume that other things which resemble us are also human and also
conscious. I wouldn't assume any such thing for a machine.


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