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.
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.
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