No no. If the mind is classical then Nature would not bother making many
different version of "the same software", no? I worry that we are treating
the mind and consciousness as a "thing", as if we could hold it in our
hands, when we try to make sense of it.
THis may be a mistake...
On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 4:27 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 12/20/2013 1:10 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote:
> Hi John,
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 2:47 PM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> > The non-cloning theorem disallows 3)-5) at the level of the quantum
>>> state. It's not so clear though how that is related to consciousness and
>> I disagree, I think it is very clear. If things need to be that
>> precise, if a change in a quantum state destroys our identity then we die
>> about 10^44 times a second; and a consciousness that never changes is not a
> Do you see consciousness as a thing or as a process?
>>> > Our brain is *mostly* classical.
>> The real question is about our minds, and despite what some like Roger
>> Penrose say I think our minds are probably entirely classical.
> Why? If minds are classical then they are easy to copy, in principle.
> Why then are there not lots of John Clarks running around?
> ?? Didn't you notice the tension between "easy" and "in principle"? It's
> possible, in principle, to copy a Boeing 777, because it's a classical
> object. But if it were easy Boeing would be out of business.
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