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fdesilva

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Turing,Universe, Computers and Consciousness
« on: April 11, 2010, 12:01:00 AM »
It was Turing who suggested that if we were to consider the universe outside of a black box and consciousness inside of a black box, then consciousness might be modelled by a computer. While under such an arrangement this might well be true, it must be realized, from an individual's perspective, it is consciousness outside of, and the universe inside of, the black box. Looking at it this way, the computer will model the black box really well, as it has been made to model the universe. However, the ability of the computer to model the universe makes it a little universe and not a person.

Dretlin

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Re: Turing,Universe, Computers and Consciousness
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 03:54:09 PM »
You agree or disagree?