2012/1/31 Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>

> When we close our eyes, we still see visual noise, even in total
> darkness. If qualia were based on computation, we should expect that
> no sensory input should equate to total blackness, since there is no
> information to report.
>

??????

WTF ?



> Since we can dream or imagine total darkness
> without this kind of noise, that would indicate that what we are
> seeing in this visual noise is related to the neurology of the optic
> nerve and retina rather than Top-down pattern generation. This is
> consistent with the multisense realism approach, that we see our own
> experience without noise, but when we focus our attention to the
> external facing senses, we see through the experiences of the living
> tissues of the brain and sense organs, not just 'our own'.
>
> With a representational qualia model, we should expect our visual
> system to behave like a window on a computer screen. We should not be
> able to see 'static' from the program's logic. Static would come from
> the unintended consequence of analog hardware, it has no reasonable
> place in a purely computational world, especially since we can easily
> conceive of a noiseless visual field. Why the difference between the
> total darkness we can see in our experience, memory, and imagination,
> and the darkness we can see when we focus on literally looking at
> darkness through our eyes?
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