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Originally posted by depth om
It's very interesting to think into, but doesn't every natural by-product have a function? I see more to our "being-ness" than a meaningless (possibly even destructive) abberation.
Originally posted by R3KR
Does not matter to me if I have no soul. I do not believe in a god, I just believe we do not understand nor have the ability to.
I sometimes look at myself as a machine, doing tasks and going through process's, however there are other times when I laugh and cry and I know there is more.
Like I said before, I do not believe in god, however I do believe that there is something we are all missing (something there we cant see)
Originally posted by Buck Division
If I derive that constant, I will call it "Buck's Constant", and let everyone here know what it is.
So, as promised, Buck's constant is set to be 10^18 KU (Kolmogorov Units) of complexity. Anything that is above 10^18 KU is clearly conscious. Anything below that is not conscious. The margin of error is around 10%.
No. I am joking.
But there is a great article about measuring complexity here:
According to the above article, the most complex thing is a purely random string of numbers. A random string of numbers also contains the most information possible, according to Shannon's theory of information.
So, if my original premise, about something becoming conscious after it crosses a "complexity threshold" -- if that it really true, it appears that consciousness is some how linked with randomness, and our inability to predict something.
Another way of looking at this: Consciousness is all about "now", and is totally blocked from "what's next".
That is my start to a unified theory of consciousness. I think.
Originally posted by Heronumber0
What grinds my gears is that it seems to denigrate the point of human existence. Are we soulless robots or is there meaning in life at all?