Roy Schestowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Now it's just becoming confusing.
Philosophy is a fascinating subject. That robot theory applies to humans too.
*I* am the only person I *know* is conscious. All the rest of you might very
well have no consciousness at all but simply be organic robots functioning as
evolution intended. If you act human, how would I tell the difference... ;)
>think it's wishful thinking from an aging man.
Understandable, most of us would like to be immortal.
>I even expressed that skepticism
Why. The analogy of a computer/program and a brain/mind seems logical enough.
First we'll have to make multi-billion circuit computers like the brain. More
likely we'll have to grow them as exponential cell division is the quickest way
to those kind of numbers. Then who knows, maybe consciousness will appear, or
can be transferred. Or maybe there are some mysteries we will always be
incapable of understanding. Hal, please don't turn off my computer...Hal,