Re: Contextualizing seed-AI proposals

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 22:28:35 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> I quoted McCrone quoting Walter Freeman:
> >Consciousness is about bringing your entire history to bear on
> >your next step...
> Just so, although the impact of the entire lifetime probably shrinks to an
> endlessly revised penumbra.

Ah yes, I guess that's what they call in the trade "forgetting". ;->

> I feel a slight frisson of horror to recall
> that this model eerily resembles the melting-wax-mould-like `memory
> surface' suggested by that global posturer Edward de Bono in THE MECHANISM
> OF MIND in 1969.

Hah! I wonder if that's where David Brin picked up that bit of
business with the Traeki/Jophur in his Uplift books.
"Stroke the wax, my rings...".

Jim F.

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