[ExI] Theoretical Breakthrough? Was Re: Do digital computers feel?

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 03:23:11 UTC 2017

Hi John,

Yes, there could be profound changes to the qualitative nature of the 
part/system.  For example, if you take a "part" that includes my 3 or 
more components that are required for qualitative discern-ability (or 
even just the binding neuron), the part could have or be detecting 
inverted subjective qualia, but still make the same signals to other 
parts as to whether the two representations of knowledge are the same or 

Additionally, If you have a part or binding mechanism that could be 
neuro substituted the way Stathis proposes, it would lose the ability to 
properly detect qualitative differences, when the representations of 
knowledge are inverted, as it would not have any correlation to the 
actual qualities of the not glutamate or not glycene after the substitution.

On 2/21/2017 6:56 PM, John Clark wrote:
> On another issue I'd be interested if anybody disagrees with what I 
> said a few posts ago:   ​
> "if internal changes to a part produce no changes in the way that part 
> interacts with other parts then those internal changes make no change 
> to the overall behavior of the system."
>  John K Clark
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