[ExI] Mental Phenomena

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 00:56:07 UTC 2020

 whatever consciousness is, it would be reproduced if the function (the
observable behaviour) of anything that has it is reproduced.   stathis

I keep reading this and keep thinking that I understand it, and then I
think I don't.  Are you saying that if we can get something to act like a
human brain it will therefore have all the functions thereof?

bill w

On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 6:38 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 18, 2020, 1:26 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> What makes anyone think that a machine can experience anything?  Do we
>> know that?
> We can't know it, for the same reason we can't know that you or I can
> experience anything.  Either we accept that they are experiencing things
> (if there is sufficient evidence), or we do not accept that other humans
> are truly experiencing anything.
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