posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 06:53 PM
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.
So, the profound point I will make now: consciousness is simply a barrier that prevents us from knowing what will happen next. It is probably the
exact same barrier that prevents us from knowing the conscious mind of someone else directly. The more conscious we are, the less we can see what
Anothe 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.