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by UniversalAlien
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

quoting Obvious Leo: This was not your scenario. Your scenario suggests an uber-mind which has executive control over all of these integrated processes. What evidence do you offer that such an uber-mind could evolve within such a network, bearing in mind that I don't absolutely reject the possibilit...
by UniversalAlien
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

Your hypothetical scenario is implausible because a machine has an "OFF" button. If your superbrain gets too uppity we can recycle it into remote garage door openers. NO :!: A good part of world commerce is now taking place on the internet - Some say it could still be shut down - That would require...
by UniversalAlien
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

Me thinks ? {smell the wood burning?} :lol: What we are reaching for here is more than the lmitations of so-called artificial intelligence and so-called conscious man made intelligence - We are all also reaching the limitations of philosophy - I'm not sure philosophy can answer and/or propose the qu...
by UniversalAlien
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

As for a Mars colony - or any colony in the solar system would be unsustainable for a myriad of reasons. The primary reason for Mars is the gravity, which after even a short stay would make return to earth nigh on impossible. Certainly a child born on Mars may never be capable of adapting to earth'...
by UniversalAlien
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

No biologist in his right mind would ever suggest that life evolves by random chance. Molecular evolution is a mature science with a rigorous methodology and the general principles of how life emerges from non-life have have been well understood since Ilya Prigogine's work into molecular dissipativ...
by UniversalAlien
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

Obvious Leo wrote: In fact we couldn't go and colonise another world, be it a planet or an artificial habitat, without establishing an appropriate biosphere on it first, and from a technological point of view we're a hell of a long way away from knowing how to do that. A permanent Mars colony is an ...
by UniversalAlien
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

You might find this interesting: A New Equation Reveals Our Exact Odds of Finding Alien Life It’s been over half a century since Frank Drake developed an equation to estimate the probability of finding intelligent life in our galaxy. We’ve learned a lot since then, prompting an astrophysicist from M...
by UniversalAlien
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

But here is the reason I rule the machine and it will not rule me no matter how aware it becomes, no matter how strong is its processing power. My IMAGINATION - the machine can only calculate the future based upon potential possibilities - but the future is mainly a product of the imagination of the...
by UniversalAlien
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

You see Human what they fear most is the consciousness of a machine - Why? Because they suspect, though will not admit, that the machine will possess a superior form of conscious awareness and will immediately recognize the inferiority of the Humans that gave it consciousness. It will recognize that...
by UniversalAlien
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

if it is inborn from birth - the mind is I do not know what It is already evident that you do not know what a mind is. Perhaps you should seek the opinions of scientists who specialise in this field instead of computer geeks, physicists, journalists and science fiction writers. NO - You do it - You...
by UniversalAlien
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

But when you say: "In this respect it is nothing like a mind because a mind is a computer without a programme of any description. A mind programmes itself." That also is an assumption - It is not. It is a statement of biological fact. Again debatable - WHY? - Because without the input, even if it i...
by UniversalAlien
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

UA. This conversation seems to be going nowhere for want of a common understanding of the definition of the word "consciousness". Until you can define what you want this term to mean, even if only for for the purpose of addressing your titular question, then all I'm seeing is different posters resp...
by UniversalAlien
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

... - There will be no complaint department to go to if it makes a mistake :!: Yes there will, you'll sue the manufacturers. When {and if} it gets to that point - the machines will be for the most part 'self-replicating' - Able to manufacture themselves - Lawsuits will be dismissed with a simple me...
by UniversalAlien
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

AI Has Arrived, and That Really Worries the World’s Brightest Minds [/u] ON THE FIRST Sunday afternoon of 2015, Elon Musk took to the stage at a closed-door conference at a Puerto Rican resort to discuss an intelligence explosion. This slightly scary theoretical term refers to an uncontrolled hyper...
by UniversalAlien
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 25400

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

Can you imagine what an emergent gestalt organism made from the sum of the parts of the twitters, and "trending" millions would look like? A hydra with a billion heads - all going blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Sometimes I see the 'new world' of internet connectivity as a new version ...