On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net>wrote:
> On 9/4/2012 11:17 AM, Roger Clough wrote: > > Hi Jason Resch > > IMHO Not to disparage the superb work that computers can do, > but I think that it is a mistake to anthropo-morphise the computer. > It has no intelligence, no life, no awareness, there's > nothing magic about it. It's just a complex bunch of diodes and > transistors. > > > > Hi Roger, > > Please leave magic out of this, as "any sufficiently advanced > technology is indistinguishable from > magic<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws>". > The trouble is that the stuff in our skulls does not appear to be that much > different from a bunch of diodes and transistors. > > Our brains obey the very same physical laws! What makes the brain > special? > I agree with what you say above. > I suspect that the brain uses quantum entanglement effects to both > synchronize and update sense content in ways that cannot obtain from purely > classical physical methods. > What leads you to suspect this? > Our mechanical machines lack the ability to report on their 1p content > thus we are using their disability to argue against their possible > abilities. A computer that could both generate an internal self-model and > report on it would lead us to very different conclusions! > I agree. Jason -- 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.