Beyond my intellectual pay scale Jason. So far, nobody has developed a Turing passable machine that knocks us down with it's effectiveness to pass as a human "soul." I would be happy to let humans be human and instead, & amp up our technological capabilities via machine intelligence.Thus, making wonderful medicines, and anti-pollution systems, and keep the conversations from human to human. For neurobiology I suppose I know what I read. :-( Beyond this, for me it's akin to postulating whether there is a multiverse and if it is initiated by Everett's MW, or Linde (and company) Eternal Inflation? So the other shoe needs to be dropped: Do we get a choice in this? If we do, can we travel back and forth for trade missions to either clone earths, or entirely different inhabited worlds unrelated to being copies and variations? If we are conscious do we get a choice with this over that? imitating, via complex computer processes that imitate or emulate what spindle cells do might make machinery conscious, maybe? Should this, will this get a budget?
-----Original Message----- From: Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> To: Everything List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Mon, May 2, 2022 7:18 pm Subject: Re: Is Artificial Life Conscious? On Mon, May 2, 2022 at 3:39 PM spudboy100 via Everything List <email@example.com> wrote: I had read that spindle cells delineate consciousness, according to neurobiologists. Anyone see anything different? Spindle neurons are very large cells, with their fibers stretching long enough to connect distant brain regions. I would think then, an equally valid explanation of spindle neurons is they are a necessary adaptation in any creature with a sufficiently large brain. Since we tend to associate consciousness with complex behaviors, and complex behaviors are often associated with animals that have large brains, I think may account for the correlation between the presumed consciousness of other species and presence of spindle neurons in those species' brains. At least, I think this is a reasonable alternative explanation. 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 view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/everything-list/CA%2BBCJUjNiiPu%2B-Zi%2BvbYJt7nmL874jFiAiF5WKvdtViSYY0CXg%40mail.gmail.com. -- 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 view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/everything-list/135297630.2390177.1651621799152%40mail.yahoo.com.