From page 17 "It is my contention that the only way out of this dilemma is to deny the

`initial assumption that a classical computer running a particular`

`program can`

generate conscious awareness in the first place."

`What about the possibility of allowing for a "large number" of conscious`

`moments that would, in a limit of some sort, approximate continuous,`

`conscious awareness? In my mind, I liken the comparison to that of a`

`radioactive substance and half-life decay formulas. In truth, there are`

`finitely many atoms decaying but the half-life decay formulas never`

`acknowledge that at some point the predicted mass of what's left`

`measures less than one atom. So I'm talking about a massive number of`

`calculated conscious moments so that for all intents and purposes,`

`continuous conscious awareness is the observed result.`

Earlier on page 17... "its program must only generate a finite sequence of conscious moments." Cheers Brian -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.