On Tue, 14 Jul 1998 21:56:48 -0700 (PDT) John K Clark <email@example.com> writes:
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>If you read my memories you would certainly have a subjective experience
>some sort, but if you exclude behavior can you give me one scrap of
>that you were reading my mind correctly and your feelings were anything
>my subjective experience? If you don't want to exclude behavior then
>Turing Test works.
If what you say you were thinking matches what I remember you thinking, the we can safely assume that you were thinking that, I think. :) This takes it a step beyond Turing Tests.
> >as that is the only way such a memory could be produced.
>That part is certainly untrue, all the memories from my childhood could
>been produced by nano machines 5 minutes ago.
Yes; I should have said, "produced in the human brain".
> >I only have to *know* that you thought about being conscious,
> >is the same as being conscious.
The important thing is that you can consider it.
> >But if no one died, who is that dead guy?
>I don't see any dead guy, I just see a bunch of nasty looking
I'm sorry to hear that.
> >Did the consciousness inside him magically jump to the other
> >John Clark and combine with it?
Any *particular* consciousness *must* have a spatial location. To say that it does not is the same as saying that it doesn't exist at all.
>The brain by itself has no way of detecting position, or time for that
Not position, yes, but I can order my memories by "first" and "last", without any sensory data, so it can detect time.
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