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
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."
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