Re: Extropy and Life (I)

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 13:31:40 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, Prof. Jose Gomes Filho wrote:

> 2. For me, there is no counciousness without life ? (Unless we
> consider - and prove...- that counciousness is transtemporal...)

I don't see any reason for consciousness to be dependent on life. Of
course, at present the only known/accepted conscious entities are all
living beings, but I have no problem with (say) a conscious AI that
isn't alive even given my personal, rather broad, definition of life.

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