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Song's work also shows consciousness is not like other physical systems like neurons, atoms or galaxies. "If consciousness cannot be represented in the same way all other physical systems are represented, it may not be something that arises out of a physical system like the brain," said Song. "The brain and consciousness are linked together, but the brain does not produce consciousness. Consciousness is something altogether different and separate. The math doesn't lie."
Of course machines can have an operator designed by humans and built on intelligent algorithms. You seem to be under the delusion because we can built intelligent machines it means they have the same consciousness as humans.
Who cares that you can't see why it can't be done???
You have to provide EVIDENCE that it can be done.
Perhaps sleep and dreams is also part of the process that trains the neural networks for appropriate responses to stimuli which agrees with your statement "Our thoughts right now have an impact on our thoughts in the future"
Who initiates the memory of fire?
When you search your memory, who initiates this search?
When these things occur a set of neurons are activated that's associated with that memory. Who initiates the neurons associated with the specific memory you're recalling?
Where's the scientific evidence that the material brain initiates free recall?
Of course there's a reason it can't be done because there's no evidence that it can be done.
How can consciousness be confined to the human body if it isn't an emergent property of the material brain?
Also, you have to show me the scientific evidence that shows what stimuli is connected to free recall. How does this stimuli initiate the specific memory you're going to recall in scientific experiments. Show me the brain scans during these experiments that support what you're saying.
...the organism both initiates and shapes the environment...we must see the organism and environment as bound together in reciprocal specification and selection.
What has this debate been about? Your silly self aware androids. Your androids will not be created in the same way that humans formed. It will be created by a HUMAN MIND. It will not be created through billions of years of evolution and natural selection, it will be made in a lab by a HUMAN MIND.
A simulation is something that represents something else — it isn't the real thing. At times you might perform a simulation as practice for real life, such as a flight simulation that's used to train pilots.
First, we're talking about billions of years of evolution and forces exerted on evolution that stem from the billions of years the universe has existed.
Secondly, we could be talking about billions of universes and maybe an infinite multiverse that played a role.
When he's given the list, how does the material brain know which neuronal activity in what areas needs to occur to recall these memories on the list??