[ExI] Quantum consciousness, quantum mysticism, and transhumanist engineering

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 14:08:22 UTC 2017

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 6:32 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 7, 2017 3:46 PM, "William Flynn Wallace" <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> The person, however, has experiences that make him believe that he is
> awake and thinking rationally when in fact he is asleep.
> More to your point, the person sometimes has a memory of said experience.
> Given what is being messed with, is the memory reliable?
> ​There is a thing called state-dependent memory.  It seems that the
> accuracy of memory recollection depends on the state the person was in when
> the experience happened.

​So being under the influence of alcohol or something, can drastically
affect memory.  I don't know of anyone who would credit the accuracy of
dream recollection.

In any case, memory is not pulling out a file and reading it, it's
reconstructing the memory from bits and pieces, and the memory changes
every time we access it.

Scores of studies of testimony in court have shown that human memory is
highly pliable - frequently unreliable.  Tons of data on this.

bill w  (gone for a week)​

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