[ExI] Digital Consciousness

Gordon gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Sun May 5 06:59:19 UTC 2013

Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Brains are not like digital computers.

>> Brains are biological organs, not fundamentally different from livers or
>> kidneys.

> Livers and kidneys are computers: they are physical systems 
> that evolve in time and interact with their environment according to 
> well known physical laws and stored programs. 

If livers and kidneys are computers then we might as well say that just about everything is a computer. It's warm here tonight and so I have a fan operating in my home office. It's oscillating back and forth, as if according to a program. I suppose I could think of it as a computer.

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