From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 25 2002 - 10:09:45 MDT
> > Are you saying that in a higher state of "truly rational"
> > consciousness, one
> > doesn't see the oasis as being closer than it really is? One's
> > perceptual
> > cortex is rewired to avoid this kind of incorrect, "irrational"
> > judgment?
> I don't know, since wearing glasses I know that any judgments I make on
> distance are generally wrong. ;-)
> Seriously, though, essentially, yes. Rather than thinking the wrong
> thing first, you just think the right thing to begin with. Wow, what a
> simple idea. ;-)
It's a simple idea, but it would require a hell of a lot of adaptive
rewiring of the visual cortex...
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