[ExI] My guesses about GPTs consciousness
sen.otaku at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 15:08:07 UTC 2023
I have a very weak sense of smell IRL so I never smell things in
dreams, for example I find the smell of garbage and other "highly
unpleasant" smells only mildly interesting. For example, I feel that
American instant ramen noodles and urine smell exactly the same. Or that
fish and urine have a similar smell. The only time I remember eating or
tasting anything in dreams is when I had an active eating disorder.
Likewise, I only had sex in my dreams when I was celebate.
I imagine how much you dream about a specific sense is highly correlated
with how strongly you use it in your waking life. People born blind likely
do not have dreams about visuals (though I'm not sure how they would know
what they were experiencing, even if they did. In the same way, my aunt
with a strong sense of smell often has smells as an integrated part of her
dreams because they are an important part of her waking life.
On Mon, Apr 17, 2023 at 1:22 PM Will Steinberg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Wtf I have all my senses in my dreams....
> When I was a kid I used to try and eat in dreams specifically cuz the food
> was always so fanciful
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2023, 5:23 PM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On 16/04/2023 19:07, bill w wrote:
>> One cannot sense without consciousness Jason
>> Oh yes we can - dreams. Visual, mostly, rarely auditory, never touch,
>> smell or taste (unless some chat member reports any of those. ) bill w
>> I can definitely report that my dreams sometimes incorporate sound
>> (playing a musical instrument) and touch (we won't go there). Don't recall
>> taste or smell, though. Proprioception as well, though, very commonly (as
>> in, almost always. Many of my dreams are about movement - running, cycling,
>> skating, flying, as well as less common and physically impossible ways of
>> moving - and I can feel the motion, not just see it).
>> The question of whether we are conscious while dreaming is an interesting
>> one, though. Lucid dreaming - are we really conscious then? And I sometimes
>> have what I'd call 'semi-lucid' dreams where I can control events, or at
>> least influence them, but am not as conscious as in a lucid dream.
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