[ExI] Digital Consciousness
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
> 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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