Re: What if qualia

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 03:06:51 MDT

At 12:54 AM 7/25/01 -0700, samantha wrote:

>are we sure that "immaterial" means something

That's what it meant in my commentary on Chalmers.

>Is the information qua information
>not immaterial relative to the signal carrying that

No. Information is the modulation of a material substrate (even if
`material' means something in terms of quantum states that's not
immediately intuitive at the mesoscale).

>If it turns out the "myself program" can be easily
>tranferred or stored and replayed or replicated in many
>bodies/forms then I am not sure what mileage some thought to get
>from the "immaterial soul" would remain missing.


Damien Broderick

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