Re: Consciousness/Uploading

Randall R Randall (
Wed, 8 Jul 1998 20:39:22 -0400

On Wed, 8 Jul 1998 18:21:39 +0100 "Bryan Moss" <> writes:
>Randall R. Randall wrote:
>> > I feel like I exist, but I'm hardly likely to
>> > feel like I don't exist.
>> No, but considered against all objects on earth,
>> you are *very* likely not to feel anything at
>> all, which is the alternative to feeling like
>> you exist.
>If I didn't exist I wouldn't feel like I didn't
>exist, I wouldn't feel at all.

And this was my point.

>The point that I'm
>making is that there is dedicated logic in my
>brain that makes me feel certain things for
>certain very good reasons. Some philosophers argue
>that there is a "spark" of consciousness that
>makes me feel like I exist. But I believe that
>there is no consciousness in that sense, instead
>the feeling of existence is product of feeling

I would agree with that, except that
"feeling" or "consciouness" is still
not explained by this. I do not know
whether "feeling" is something which
is fundamentally produced by infor-
mation processing, but I suspect we
will soon find out. :)


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