On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Whether the
>> intelligence has the same associated consciousness or not is a matter
>> for debate, but not the intelligence itself.
>
>
> I disagree. There is no internal intelligence there at all. Zero. There is a
> recording of some aspects of human intelligence which can extend human
> intelligence into extra-human ranges for human users. The computer itself
> has no extra-human intelligence, just as a telescope itself doesn't see
> anything, it just helps us see, passively of course. We are the users of
> technology, technology itself is not a user.

I think you're conflating "intelligence" with "consciousness". If the
table talks to you and helps you solve a difficult problem, then by
definition the table is intelligent. How the table pulls this off and
whether it is conscious or not are separate questions.


-- 
Stathis Papaioannou

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