On Dec 31, 6:17 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 12/30/2011 12:51 AM, Pierz wrote:
>
> > On Dec 30, 6:35 pm, meekerdb<meeke...@verizon.net>  wrote:
> >> On 12/29/2011 4:11 PM, Pierz wrote:
> >> You think it is ludicrous that a Mars Rover is programmed to monitor the 
> >> state of its
> >> battery, the temperature of its motors, the amount of memory available for 
> >> pictures, etc?
>
> >> Brent
> > <sigh>  Let's not go down that boringly overtrodden path, but agree to
> > disagree on what constitutes consciousness.
>
> <sigh> The phrase was "internal perception" not "consciousness".

Well usually the term 'perception' entails consciousness. If you mean
that you ate try indifferent as to whether the machine is conscious,
well OK. I see something deeper in the consciousness problem.

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