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B) Consciousness is physical and is created once a certain amount of information and feedback within the brain is achieved, but that still doesn't say exactly what consciousness is.
---- What I mean by this is I a simply defining the perimeters of consciousness (for example the bear in my bottle isn't deciding to fall out the top and violate the law of gravity, or I guess that would be doing the inverse of gravity, and if I pour it into another bottle I will expect the same results) and I am not saying exactly what consciousness is. Just because it is a certain information and feedback achieved within a period of time doesn't tell you what sort of information it is, how it is used, what creates the information, how changing the systems that create it will alter consciousness or destory it all together, etc. THOSE problems need to be worked out by US. From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: RE: [sl4] Re: Uploads coming first would be good, right? Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 13:56:50 -0800 I guess what I am trying to say is several things... A) I am conscious and that I am self-aware and thus know I am conscious, so it is my own personal gamble to upload and yes if I lose consciousness then you wont know the difference, but I believe if I die any copy of me WOULD be concious. B) Consciousness is physical and is created once a certain amount of information and feedback within the brain is achieved, but that still doesn't say exactly what consciousness is. C) The questions of consciousness and identity need to be solved in order for us to know if I will continue my consciousness in teleportion, uploading, etc. D) Aren't animals like dogs, cats, mice, chimps, etc. conscious because they have visual, auditory, etc. cortices but are not self-aware? E) Is some form of advanced cognition needed (i.e. abstract reasoning and language) needed for self-awareness? Or at least the systems that create those advanced capacities need to be present. Justin Benedict, firstname.lastname@example.org Express your personality in color! Preview and select themes for Hotmail®. See how. _________________________________________________________________ Windows Live™ Contacts: Organize your contact list. http://windowslive.com/connect/post/marcusatmicrosoft.spaces.live.com-Blog-cns!503D1D86EBB2B53C!2285.entry?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_UGC_Contacts_032009
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