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    Is the Hard Problem Just Silly?

    Levels of consciousness, few will argue a generally escalating consciousness with increasing brain complexity. Humans have cognition loops that extend worldwide via social, cultural, and of late technological extension of consciousness. Higher primates have repeatedly demonstrated some...
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    Is the Hard Problem Just Silly?

    On subjective experience, it is the interaction of your objective environment seen through the lens of the synaptic weights imparted by the entirety of the time series representing your past.
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    Is the Hard Problem Just Silly?

    Given the alternatives... I guess Occam has no place in this discussion?
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    Is the Hard Problem Just Silly?

    The "Hard Problem" is a large recursive multivariate nonlinear problem. If you do some hardcore real world work with ANN's you're often dealing with the same issue. The output makes sense and is explainable using accepted theories from the originating discipline, however a rigorous mathematical...
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    What is consciousness?

    It's basically a biochemical cascade largely predicated by various environmental inputs and the synaptic weightings imparted by prior life experiences.
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    What is consciousness?

    Yes, a theory with some rather compelling foundational basis. Look at the animal kingdom, in general the more complex the brain structure the higher the consciousness. In the realm of artificial neural nets, more complex structures yield emergent properties generally related to the level of...
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    What is consciousness?

    Re: subjective experience. I really have to turn it around and ask, how can you NOT have subjective experience? Lets say each consciousness is a black box. Each box has a random seed from an effectively infinite set. Hence no consciousness can have the exact same experience.
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    What is consciousness?

    Haven't read the whole thread, I'll work my way through it. Hope I'm not repeating anything or stepping on toes. Consciousness is an emergent property of matter/energy of sufficient organizational complexity. The entirety of the universe's computational potential in insufficient to...
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    Virtual Pairs and the Fate of the Universe

    Hairs make my head hurt... Sorry couldn't resist :smile: Google: "cosmological event horizon" Hawking Gave a bunch of good links.
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    Virtual Pairs and the Fate of the Universe

    I was thinking... virtual particle-antiparticle pairs created just inside the event horizon of the universe continuously adding mass to the universe at an ever increasing rate as the event horizon expands and accelerates... How does this effect the mass/topology of the universe and could this...
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