" To be truly conscious, an entity must be of a certain kind that can constrain its past and future — and certainly a simulation is not of that kind."
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... or self-awareness is something many scientists and philosophers are discussing. The fact that there is consciousness inside us, is a big problem for those developing AI, as no matter what they do, and how technologically superior the product is, nobody can explain or even fathom the juggernau...
The growth of technology and Artificial Intelligence(AI) is on track to provide us with:
Qualia relates to the raw sensations of experience, like colours, smells, sounds.
It is through our actual experience that we know what something tastes, looks or smells like, and it is not some information already drilled inside our brains on birth. We have to experience ...
... is a ripe area of debate, with some neuroscientists saying that it is not possible to transfer the entire person in a computer, and even if it is done successfully, the resulting entity would not be that person, but a ‘zombie’ who acts like that person.
These computers, armed with our...
In case a digital replication procedure does work perfectly, there is an unanswered question of where the self would be, if, for example, it is replicated five times. It can lead to various possibilities in the self:
Virtual Immortality follows a similar path, depending on how we define consciousness.
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The philosophy of Eternalism is the opposite of Presentism, stating that all moments of time, the past, present and future are real. It sees Time as a stable entity, present everywhere, and concludes that the future already exists, so we cannot change it.
An advanced version of the double-slit experiment by Physicist John Wheeler in the 70s made things even more interesting.
He proved that the mere intention or planning of measuring an outcome of the path of light changes its behaviour as if it knows that a conscious entity...
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