[ExI] Possible seat of consciousness found

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Sun Feb 16 01:05:54 UTC 2020

Hi John,
What does evolution and all you are saying here, have to do with
whether something is bound into you composit conscious awareness or not?

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 4:43 PM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 5:43 PM Brent Allsop via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >> I still don't know what "computationally bound" means
>> *> This has to do with the so called "binding problem
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binding_problem>".   Or more specifically
>> what that wikipedia article refers to as "BP2" [composite] added by me:
>> "There is the combination problem: the problem of how objects, background
>> and abstract or emotional features are combined into a single [composite]
>> experience."*
> I don't see the problem. Computer programs are computational and they have
> no problem reacting to numerous different types of inputs in a unified way.
> And I think emotions are easy but intelligence is hard, Evolution thought
> so too. Emotional behavior like fear has been around since multicellular
> creatures appeared at least 600 million years ago, but Evolution only
> figured out how to produce the sort of intelligence that makes humans
> fundamentally different from the other animals a few hundred thousand years
> ago.
> John K Clark
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