[ExI] The world would be so much better if everyone knows everything

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 12:27:24 UTC 2020

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 7:14 AM Stuart LaForge via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> *if you already know EVERYTHING past, present, and future, then
> INFORMATION as defined by Shannon et al does not exist for you. Therefore
> you cannot be be conscious. Consciousness is all about about "finding out
> what happens next" which is is impossible if you already know
> everything.Therefore, if God or any other omniscient being exists, then
> such a being cannot be conscious because consciousness is about
> finding meaning in events that are unfolding over TIME in an unexpected
> way. In other words, if someone lights you on fire and you do not move
> to extinguish the flames, then you are probably not conscious.*

Excellent, that was very well put! I tried to find something in it to
argue about but couldn't.

John K Clark
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