[extropy-chat] cryonicist living life in reverse

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Wed Mar 14 22:55:09 UTC 2007

On 3/14/07, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3/15/07, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:
> > On 3/14/07, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com > wrote:
> >
> > > Thus, either every physical system implements multiple conscious
> > > computations, OR some implementations are specially blessed by God to be
> > > conscious, OR computationalism is wrong.
> >
> > Or more simply, consciousness is not what you think it is.  Rather
> > than the privileged internal point of view that you imagine of
> > yourself and by extension all conscious entities, a more coherent and
> > parsimonious understanding of  "consciousness" is as describing a
> > feature of any system able to introspect.
>  Sure, and you can revise everything I've said using that definition.

Well I've been doing that all along and your writing makes a pretty
fine map of the territory, except for a few scattered signs saying
"This way to the Homunculus!"

- Jef

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