[ExI] Consciouness and paracrap

Gordon Swobe gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 19 13:38:34 UTC 2010

--- On Fri, 2/19/10, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Would your mister potato-head have consciousness?
>> After all it has the same i/o's of a natural brain and you
>> think nothing else matters.
> It would have to be very special mashed potato and gravy
> because it would have to do enough processing to sustain normal
> intelligence, but if it did have this property then yes, Mr. Potato Head
> would have normal consciousness. 

Nothing special about my mashed potatoes and gravy. In fact I made the potatoes with that dry-powdered potato mix -- not even with fresh potatoes -- and I got the gravy from Colonel Saunders. 

The brain has no internal neurons but the artificial neurons on the perimeter have the right i/o's. Conscious? or not?



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