Everything is number

  1. My class requires that I write an essay posed by the question can computers have human rights and the way I think I'm going to go about this is try to explain how everything can explained through numbers even our consciousness and if I can explain this then I can argue how computers should have human rights because are we not a computer ourselves. I can't seem to find any good explanations about how consciousness is number, could someone explain that concept to me?
     
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  3. phinds

    phinds 9,028
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    Did it occur to you that maybe you can't find any discussion of this because it isn't true?
     
  4. mfb

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    That is too philosophical for this forum.

    An idea how to start:
    I would try to argue with physical objects, not mathematical objects. It is clear that the brain has a physical location, and physical processes (activity of neurons) contribute to consciousness.
    Artificial consciousnessat Wikipedia gives a good introduction.
     
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