[ExI] Fwd: Chalmers

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 16:57:07 UTC 2019

Consciousness isn’t about functionality or intelligence, it’s about
physical qualities.  What is it like?  Is the physics I represent red with
the same as yours, or is it more like your greenness?  Intelligent computer
systems are abstracted away from physical qualities.  Any physical property
can represent a 1, but only if you have a dictionary interpretation
mechanism to get the one from that particular physical property.  We, on
the other hand represent information directly on physical qualities, like
redness and greenness.  This is more efficient, since you don’t need the
abstraction layer to make it substrate independent.

Stathis, from what I hear from you, you are saying that redness is not a
physical quality and that greenness is not something physically different.
Is that the really case?

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 7:38 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 7:33 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > What would you like to see done in intelligence research?
> I'm not complaining, thanks to the Free Market there is already plenty of
> intelligence research done in Silicon Valley and elsewhere because doing so
> has a tendency to make people ridiculously rich so it needs no
> encouragement by me. I'm just saying that those who like to develop
> intricate consciousness theories would do better if they tried to figure
> out better ways to make something intelligent instead because doing so just
> might make them a billionaire and if they're successful at producing
> intelligence they'll get consciousness automatically as a free bonus.
>  John K Clark
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