On 9/2/2011 6:51 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
Sure it can.  It collects photons, forms an image, interprets it and acts on 
it.  That's
>  what we call "seeing".
The camera responds to photons electronically. The computer computes
those electronic switching patterns. It has no image. It interprets
only semiconductor status conditions which we model as digital
quantitative patterns. The microprocessor has no idea what a camera is
or light or the outside world. It sees nothing and understands

It has an image in exactly the same way your brain has an image, a pattern with a 2d topology (it seems strange that you don't use one of your favorite words when it actually applies). It sees this image and understand that it matches one in memory close enough to recognize that it should allow me access.


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