On 9/27/2012 6:57 AM, John Clark wrote:

    > If you made a computer out of something that could be conscious, you 
would not be
    able to control it

True, the more conscious it became the harder it would be to control, and with computers doubling in power every 18 months we won't be able to control them for much longer.

It's more a matter of program than computing power. It's pretty easy to program a computer so it's uncontrollable now. Of course that won't make it intelligent. I don't know it that means it's conscious, but if it is, that illustrates your point that consciousness is easy and intelligence is hard.


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