On Dec 11, 6:05 pm, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote: > The question is - where is the consciousness in all this? I think it > must move with the levels - and given the UDA and COMP, I would say > that consciousness appears at the Multiverse level, not the single > universe level.
I don't see why invoking a Multiverse is preferable to a continuum of public and private sense channels within one universe. If consciousness appears at the Multiverse level, should we not be conscious of the Multiverse? Instead, it is just the opposite. The one characteristic which is shared most pervasively among sane subjects is realism - a practical certainty of a single shared sense context which is uncompromisingly and absolutely real. > > BTW - I had a similar problem with your MGA - it is not intrinsically > absurd to me that a recording can be conscious. From the right point > of view (presumably that of the consciousness itself - aka the "inside > view"), it seems plausible that a recording could be conscious. If recordings were conscious, wouldn't they evolve behind our backs? Shouldn't Bugs Bunny continue to have new adventures inside the film can that we can watch forever? It makes more sense to me that recordings are not conscious, but rather they are artifacts arranged so that consciousness may play them as an indirect or specular sensorimotive experience. We have no reason to assume that consciousness, or anything else, can be a disembodied arithmetic. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.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.