[ExI] Fwd: Vermis ex machina

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 03:23:30 UTC 2015

On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 10:13 PM, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> What if our world-modeling redundancy IS part of our necessary information
> processing?
> Are you content to rip your CD collection directly to a lossy format like
> mp3 or do you first archive everything to a lossless format?
> If we're discussing identity and consciousness,  I would like to be sure
> all of the important bits are working properly.  :)
### Well, we are using loaded terms here - redundancy is by definition
redundant, not a part of necessary information processing. What you asking
is, whether identity and consciousness  might possibly require *all* of the
information processing that happens in our brain, i.e. there is no

Maybe. We'll find out in the next 20 - 30 years.


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