[ExI] Digital Consciousness .

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at canonizer.com
Sat Apr 27 20:37:20 UTC 2013

Hi Bryan,

It seems quite clear that 'tetrochromats' and likely others, experience 
color qualities that us mere trichromats have never experienced before.  
I guess that's fine if some people have no curiosity towards knowing 
what the 4th quality (and everything else that is phenomenally possible) 
they've never experienced before is like.

But, I am interested, and evidently there is a growing expert consensus 
that is similarly interested.  And I'm in the camp that is predicting 
that the discovery of what the underlying neural collates of such 
qualities are, and how these qualities map to physics, will be the 
greatest discovery in physics, ever.  To say nothing about how these 
theories are predicting what uploading, supper phenomenal minds will be 
like, and so on.  What good is any thinking about the future, uploading, 
and all that, while remaining completely disinterested and ignorant in 
all that?

If I was able to eff to you a quality color you've never experienced 
before, as the leading theories are predicting will soon be possible.  
Might that make you interested in what other color qualities could be 
experienced, which your brain could be expanded to use, to represent 
more diverse conscious knowledge with, making you significantly more 
consciously intelligent?

Brent Allsop

On 4/27/2013 2:21 PM, Bryan Bishop wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Brent Allsop 
> <brent.allsop at canonizer.com <mailto:brent.allsop at canonizer.com>> wrote:
>     that all agree with the substance dualist on at least the point
>     that qualia like redness are the most important part of consciousness.
> You're trying to convince me that something exists, merely because 
> some failed philosophers attribute other phenomena to it?
>     And you still haven't answered my question.  What, where, and how
>     is a redness quality, and what makes it different than a greenness
>     quality?
> I don't care, and I don't think that's relevant.
> - Bryan
> http://heybryan.org/
> 1 512 203 0507 

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