[ExI] Digital Consciousness

Gordon gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Sat May 4 11:05:35 UTC 2013

Back in about the 60s and 70s, the world became fascinated by the possibilities of digital computers. Philosophers of mind were not immune. A lot of them thought "Hey, maybe the brain is like a computer! Wouldn't that be cool? Let's build a philosophy of mind around this idea!" An entire new philosophy of mind was born. Extropian-minded people understandably liked the idea. 

It was just a fad, in my opinion. Brains are not like digital computers. Brains are biological organs, not fundamentally different from livers or kidneys.

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