[ExI] Digital Consciousness .

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at canonizer.com
Wed Apr 24 20:22:08 UTC 2013

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com>wrote:

> The old problem of telling whether another person is conscious in the same
> way you are is also an outstanding problem in my mind.

The emerging expert consensus is predicting, falsifiably so, exactly how we
can 'eff' our way out of this.  The expert consensus says that when you are
looking at a strawberry patch, with a strawberry in your right field of
vision, and a leaf in your left, there is something in your left hemisphere
that is your knowledge of the strawberry, and something in your right
hemisphere that is your knowledge of the leaf.

Your knowledge of the leaf, has a greenness quality to it, and, and your
knowledge of the strawberry, has a redness quality to it.  So, obviously,
we simply need to find the necessary and sufficient causal properties, that
are the correlate to, or causal properties of, these redness and greenness
qualities.  Then if you see these causal properties of knowledge, inverted
in someone else, you know they have, whether designed that way or not,
inverted quale from you.

That's the 'weak' form of getting around the quale interpretation problem,
or effing of the ineffable.  Surely, the corpus Callosum is some how
joining these two hemispheres of knowledge, together, so you can be aware
of the redness, and the greenness, at the same time, and know absolutely,
more than  you know anything, how they are qualitatively different.  The
next obvious step, is to design it so our brains can be merged together,
just like two hemispheres can be hooked together, so both minds can be
aware of the exact same knowledge, and it's correlated experiential
qualities so both minds would then be experiencing - in a way that everyone
would know, as surely what they are like.  and that's the strong form of
effing the ineffable.

Brent Allsop
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