On 8/12/2011 11:00 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
On 11.08.2011 22:46 meekerdb said the following:
On 8/11/2011 1:04 PM, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
I would say now that consciousness is conscious perception. The
main problem in my view though is who follows the narrative. Does
your theory answer such a question?
I'd say "You do", there's no separate person to follow it, it just
This the point that I do not understand. The question is here more
what exactly is the observer in my body. Presumably it is the brain.
Then it first constructs the world that I observe, than it observes
the constructed world. It is completely unclear though, how it happens.
IS. On the other hand, in terms of engineering a robot, I'd put this
narrative into long-term memory (disk?) in some kind of easily
It is not a big deal to save two two-dimensional images from retina.
It should be possible even to construct from them a three-dimensional
image. The question is what happens next? It is the same question, who
gets this 3D-image.
You robot do. It gets tagged with some notes, timestamped, and stuck in
the database for further reference and adjustment of learning
algorithms. That's it. There's no homunculus who watches it in the
Cartesian theater. That it is referenced and used in your cogitation to
influence your speech and other actions is what constitutes your being
conscious of it.
searched database. Then when some problem came up that wasn't covered
by existing modules, the robot would search this database for
possible relevant situations in the past. So it would be part of the
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