On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 2:17 AM, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Do you think a computer can be conscious? > > If yes, then do you think the experience of the consciousness within the > computer would be different if the computer existed in a block-time > universes instead of a moving-present universe? If so, how/what would > cause the states of the evolving computer program to take a different > course in the block universe vs. the moving present universe? If you see > no reason the computations should diverge, then you must agree the states > reached by the computer program are the same, and since they are the same > the conscious program could not behave any differently. This includes any > realization that it is in a block-time vs. a moving-present universe. > > Edgar, I am particularly curious to hear what you think of the above reasoning. It seems that it applies to your theory which I believe at some level holds that the right computations can produce consciousness. Thanks, Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.