Re: Evolution of Consciousness

Anders Sandberg (
Sat, 26 Oct 1996 16:49:33 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 22 Oct 1996, Chris Hind wrote:

> >Gallup also did this with small children, and found that self-awareness
> >appears during the second year of life
> Cool! Does this mean that we know what it is like to be a non self-aware
> animal? It explains why we cannot remember as much if our memory is a
> compilation of our reactions to events.

I can remember a little of my early childhood, and it feels rather alien
to me. I can at least recognize some of the traits of my current self in
my memories from five years and forward, but the earliest fragments
belong to a very different kind of being. No doubt I will say the same
thing in a thousand years too about this era...

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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