On Apr 24, 4:22 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > > As I've posted before, when we know how look at a brain and infer what it's > thinking and > we know how to build a brain that behaves as we want,
If w can build a brain that behaves as we want rather than how it wants, then it isn't a brain. > in other words when we can do > consciousness engineering, the "hard problem" will be bypassed as a > metaphysical > non-question, like "Where did the elan vital go?" The hard problem cannot be bypassed because there is no functional reason for consciousness to exist. It doesn't matter that every time I push this button I know that the March Hare materializes in mid-air, it still doesn't make any sense that he could or would appear. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.