Thanks for asking. I'll start a new topic on Consciousness hopefully
sometime today as it is clearly an important topic on its own.....
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:13:26 AM UTC-5, Jason wrote:
> > 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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