Re: Unbounded happiness

From: Krekoski Ross (
Date: Sat May 03 2008 - 18:32:50 MDT

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 7:35 AM, Lee Corbin <> wrote:

> That is, even if my neurons operate at c,
> then information in my brain that is more than a mere
> 30,000 km away would start to feel external.

This is essentially what I was getting at in the previous email: how do we
know that perception of time is not directly a consequence of the amount of
time it takes for a signal to propagate across our cognitive apparatus? Or
related to the frequency or 'refresh rate', so to speak, of neural signals?
When I said 'slowed down' I meant literally slowed down. To a brain larger
than 30,000km operating at c, the subjective experience may be the same, the
external world may simply seem to be moving faster than we subjectively
perceive it to be: if it observed us, whats to say that to it we wouldnt
just be zipping around at faster speeds. Its as reasonable a speculation as
saying that things outside of 30,000km feel external.


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