On Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:15:17 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: > > > > On 2/28/2019 3:00 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: > > > > On Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4:34:54 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: >> >> >> >> On 2/28/2019 2:14 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: >> >> >> >> On Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 3:48:04 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: >>> >>> >>> >>> On 2/28/2019 1:17 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: >>> >>> >>> >>> The best current philosopher of (and writer about) consciousness is *Galen >>> Strawson*. >>> >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen_Strawson >>> https://sites.google.com/site/galenstrawson/ >>> https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/philosophy/faculty/profile.php?id=gs24429 >>> >>> There is a lot of his material (PDFs, articles, videos, etc.) freely >>> available online. >>> >>> The main word that is synonymous with *consciousness *is *experience*. >>> >>> >>> Which is something bacteria and plants and my thermostat have...and >>> ability to detect and react to the environment based on internal states. >>> >> >>> Brent >>> >> >> >> >> Galen is a (type of) micropsychist. >> >> >> But the point is we don't need a philosopher to explain that level of >> consciousness to us. It's already at the level of engineering. If >> Strawson is going to provide any useful explanations of consciousness he >> should study machine learning...it's getting close to engineering >> consciousness at the next higher level. >> >> Brent >> > > It won't be accomplished via certain types of engineering, like > "information network" approaches (IIT [ > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_information_theory ]) but > potentially could with a "synthetic" approach that *combines networks > with synthetic biology*. Something along these lines is the "fusion" idea > proposed by > > > I don't know why IIT is even discussed. Aaronson pretty well shot it down. > > My son may get a chance to work on the Deepmind team. What kind of brain > cells would you suggest he sprinkle on the CPUs? > > Brent >
Like The Graduate's "plastics", today, "polymers". Biomaterials for the central nervous system https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2475552/ Scientists Have Built Artificial Neurons That Fully Mimic Human Brain Cells https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-build-an-artificial-neuron-that-fully-mimics-a-human-brain-cell Scientists develop promising new type of polymer https://phys.org/news/2019-01-scientists-polymers.html Synthetic Glycopolymers for Highly Efficient Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells into Neurons: Lipo- or Not? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28287262 Elastic materials for tissue engineering applications: Natural, synthetic, and hybrid polymers https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S174270611830494X Biomaterials for Scaffolds: Synthetic Polymers https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286340849_Biomaterials_for_Scaffolds_Synthetic_Polymers ... - pt -- 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 email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.