On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:33:11 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
>  On 3/26/2013 7:13 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> It is a bit what happens, please study the theory. Qualia are useful to 
> accelerate information processing, and the integration of that processing 
> in a person. And they are unavoidable for machines in rich and 
> statistically stable universal relations with each others. 
> Can you describe exactly how they are unavoidable?  Specifically I wonder 
> what constraints this puts on them.  Looked at from the aspect of 
> engineering intelligence I would assume it would depend on sensor 
> capabilities, i.e. that machines would primarily communicate about what 
> they can both see.  But that doesn't account for humans who communicate a 
> lot about what they feel.

What if I develop a sensor which has photological detection capacities 
which are so acute that it can detect chemical signatures. Would it see 
odors or would it smell patterns of light? 


> Brent

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