On Friday, October 12, 2012 4:42:56 PM UTC-4, Russell Standish wrote:
>
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 05:50:11AM -0700, Craig Weinberg wrote: 
> > They are certainly cool looking and biomorphic. The question I have is, 
> at 
> > what point do they begin to have experiences...or do you think that 
> those 
> > blobs have experiences already? 
> > 
> > Would it give them more of a human experience if an oscillating 
> > smiley-face/frowny-face algorithm were added graphically into the center 
> of 
> > each blob? 
> > 
> > Craig 
>
> Assuming this system exhibits universality like the original GoL, and 
> assuming COMP, then some patterns will exhibit consciousness. However, 
> the patterns will no doubt be astronomical in size. The movies you see 
> here would be like taking an electron microscopic movie of the inner 
> workings of part of one cell in the human body. 
>

Unlike part of a human cell though, they are just an optical presentation 
with no mass or chemical composition. 

Craig
 

>
> I was more struck by the apparent similarity of the movie to the formation 
> of 
> bilipid membranes. 
>
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