Re: Nano again...

Mark Crosby (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 10:40:50 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 4 Sep 1997 20:25:05 +0000, "Prof. Jose Gomes Filho" wrote:

< 2. The human body has its sensons and actuators ( arms, eyes,
etc...). Why do they need necessarily to be tied to the body and why
do they need to be concentrated in just one part. They could be just
multipartitioned in various nano sensors/actuators... Just
management.... ( about the "esthetic" caracteristics, including our
"good" sensations they can be gotten "virtually" (as already are its
interpretations...) inside the main processor (possibly parallel), and
via dynamical (and possibly virtual too...) interactions of the
"subparts"...) Indeed, that's a possibilty of getting new great
sensations... for example, on getting sense of different places at the
same time... >

You might like to read the section on "Assimilation and Functional
Integration" in ch.4 of Max More’s "Diachronic Self" thesis available
at from which I quote:

"When a person undergoes changes, it is internal processes that count
in assimilation, not external functions and purposes. [SNIP]
Functional integration, it turns out, seems to require something like
exclusive, or at least interference-free, access to a part of the
self. It does not require physical connection, conscious or direct
control, nor sensory awareness of the part. [SNIP] The kind of
interdependence involved in functional integration, whatever the
physiological details, entails mutual support, feedback, homeostasis,
and adaptation."

Mark Crosby
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