On 8/29/2012 8:44 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
the subject is preceived as singular because it has memory. It has
memory because it is intelligent and social. thereforre it is moral.
therefore it needs memory to give and take account of its debts and
merits with others.
Memory is necessary but not sufficient. It the the content of
memory and how it is sequentially ordered that matters. "I am what I
remember myself to be."
This singularity is by definition because no other lived the same life
No, because we could never know that for sure. It is singular in
the sense of "only I can know what it is like to be me" is exactly true
for each and every one of us. The result is that I cannot know what it
is like to be you.
But up to a point it is not essential. We can be made accustomed to
other ourselves. Most twins consider each other another self. We
could come to consider normal to say hello to our recently created
clones. Although this probably will never happen.
Please elaborate! Try to speculate a situation where it might
occur. There is something important to this!
2012/8/29 Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net
On 8/29/2012 7:38 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
Hi Craig Weinberg
Consciousness is not a monople, it is a dipole:
Cs = subject + object
The subject is always first person indeterminate.
Being indeterminate, it is not computable.
It is not a dipole in the normal sense, as the object is not
restricted to being singular. The subject is always singular
(necessity) while the object is possibly singular.
Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net <mailto:rclo...@verizon.net>
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so
everything could function."
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*From:* Craig Weinberg <mailto:whatsons...@gmail.com>
*Time:* 2012-08-28, 12:19:50
*Subject:* No Chinese Room Necessary
This sentence does not speak English.
These words do not ‘refer’ to themselves.
s l u ,u s
If you don't like Searle's example, perhaps the above can
help illustrate that form is not inherently informative.
The implication here for me is that comp is a red herring as
far as ascertaining the origin of awareness.
Either we view computation inherently having awareness as a
meaningless epiphenomenal byproduct (yay, no free will), or
we presume that computation can and does exist independently
of all awareness but that a particular category of
meta-computation is what we call awareness.
Even with the allowances that Bruno includes (or my
understanding of what Bruno includes) in the form of first
person indeterminacy and/or non comp contents, Platonic
number dreams, etc - all of these can only negatively assert
the completeness of arithmetic truth. My understanding is
that G del (and others) are used to support this negative
assertion, and I of course agree that indeed it is impossible
for any arithmetic system to be complete, especially in the
sense of defining itself completely. I suspect that Bruno
assumes that I don't have a deep enough understanding of
this, but I think that what understanding I do have is enough
to persuade me that this entire line of investigation is a
dead end as far as explaining consciousness. It only works if
we assume consciousness as a possibility a priori and
independently of any arithmetic logic.
Nowhere do I find in any AI/AGI theory any positive assertion
of awareness. It is not enough to say /*that*/ awareness fits
into this or that category of programmatic interiority or
logically necessary indeterminacy when the question of *what*
awareness is in the first place and *why* is has not been
addressed at all.
As I demonstrate in the three lines at the top, and Searle
tried to demonstrate, awareness does not follow automatically
from a negative assertion of computability. I bring up the
example of cymatics on another thread. Scooping salt into a
symmetrical-mandala pattern does not conjure up an acoustic
vibration associated with that pattern. Qualia does not
follow from quanta.
Quanta, however, could and I think does follow from qualia as
a method of sequestering experiences to different degrees of
privacy while retaining shared sense on more primitive
'public' levels. These methods would necessarily be construed
as automatic to insulate crosstalk between channels of sense
- to encourage the coherence of perceptual inertial frames to
develop unique significance rather than to decohere into the
entropy of the totality.
Does anyone have any positive assertion of consciousness
derived from either physics or arithmetic? Any need for
actual feelings and experiences, for direct participation?
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