[ExI] Digital Consciousness

Gordon gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Sun May 5 23:58:57 UTC 2013

Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:

> As I keep saying (and you keep ignoring), something doesn't have to be digital for a digital computer to compute it. 

I'm not ignoring you, Ben. I just think that the answer is yes, it is trivially true that there is some description of the brain such that we could do a digital simulation of it.  Church's thesis applies to brains; their operations are in principle computable. We can also create digital simulations of rain storms. This too is trivial. Nobody actually gets wet from those digital rain drops.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20130505/3bb2dc2a/attachment.html>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list