On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

> Hi Bruno,
> My own subjectivity is 1p. I don't believe a computer can
> have consciousness, but suppose we let the computer have
> consciousness as well.
> Let a descriptor be 3p. Let my consciousness = 1p
> But the computer's consciousness would be different, say 1p'
> -- because, let's say, it's less intelligent than I am.
> Or it's not travelled around the world as I have.
> Or it is only 3 years old. I've only used it for 3 years.
> Or it is Christian while I am a pagan.
> Or it is a materialist while I follow Leibniz.
> Or I am drunk and it is sober.
> Then the meaning of the 3p to me = 1p(3p).
> The meaning of the 3p to the computer = 1p'(3p).
> These obviously aren't  going to be the same.
> So comp can't work or work with any reliability.

You could use this same argument to "disprove" the consciousness of every
other person on earth.


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