[ExI] Newbie Question: Consciousness and Intelligence

Gordon Swobe gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 14 00:02:02 UTC 2010

--- On Sat, 2/13/10, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I feel comfortable saying 1) humans have
> consciousness, 2) some other organisms with highly developed
> nervous systems almost certainly have consciousness (chimps,
> etc) and 3) simple organisms that completely lack nervous
> systems do not have it.
> It's the same with computers. There aren't any yet which
> match the processing ability of a mouse brain, let alone that of a
> chimp or human.

If and when someone builds a human-like nervous system in a box with sense organs, I'll call that box conscious but I won't call it a digital computer. Neither will you, because it won't be one.



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