posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 12:53 PM
reply to post by americandingbat
bad, bad thread-derailer :-)
pretty sure I helped...
As an aside (not that we actually need any more), I ran across a similar thread in the Science and Technology forum yesterday - I forget what it was
called but it was about some guy who claims to have created an artificial intelligence that can build itself, or some such thing, and that he sees as
the path to immortality by loading our consciousnesses into this Creativity Construct or something.
this one?: www.abovetopsecret.com...
it fits with the subject - if we're trying to decide on what consciousness really is
but you're right - maybe we should take it somewhere else
it wasn't about immortality - it's about learning how the brain actually functions/makes connections/learns/grows - pure science
they see it more as a way to understanding things like Alzheimers - which I can see as being a useful thing
others may not agree - but I think it does go hand in glove with this discussion
but in another thread - a new thread
all I can say about that is - anyone with the guts - gird your loins :-)
meanwhile - asking Toromos to define consciousness for us might be a bit much to ask - since it seems to be something that can't be defined
because the whole idea of Phenomenology is interesting - then transferring you into someone/something new - what that would actually be like - new
form - new existence - how would you adapt, would
you adapt, could
the original question is really great - maybe we should just use a cardboard stand in and get on with it