In order for a computer or comp to simulate an experience it must be able to generate qualia. That is the plural of
qua穕e/'kw鋖e/ Noun: A quality or property as perceived or experienced by a person. So comp must not just simulate an event, it must simulate the qualia of an event. The event as experienced by a person. According to Kant's model of perception, which is essentially what happens to an event experienced by the mind, ie the model of mind used by neuroscience, an event as perceived is the input material or signals a) synthesized by the mind b) a unified version of that event as synthesized. In order for comp to be successful, then, meaning to simulate an experience, it must be able to be able to convert an experience to a qualia of the experience. This looks exceedingly difficult, since we do not know how the mind synthesizes and unifies the raw perception of an event. The raw experience is Firstness The synthezation and unification of that Firstness is called 2nd-ness ansd 3rd-ness by Peirce. Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 10/25/2012 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.