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Re: "Thought" Definition

From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 17:15:57 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:19:12 -0400
Subject: Re: "Thought" Definition


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:59:05 -0000
>Subject: "Thought" Definition


>Hello List,

>Today was idly listening to 'The Museum of Curiosity' - a
>somewhat jokey BBC R4 radio program

>http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03f92qc

>and a visiting contributor Professor Kevin Warwick (cybernetics:
>University of Reading - the pillock who had a chip implanted in
>his arm some years ago).

>He seems a strong AI believer and talked about growing brain
>neurones on an electrode or assembly of electrodes which in turn
>are connected to a robot body equipped with sense "organs" -
>i.e. simulating sight, touch, hearing and other attributes. He
>claimed that when the robot 'body' sends such info to the
>neuronic 'brain', which then responds by apparently ordering
>some movement or other reaction by the 'body' - then that
>fulfils the definition of conscious "thinking", and "reacting"
>like a human.

>I'm not so sure.


Ray,

How about the following scenario. Let's say John Doe goes to bed
at night and I sneak into his home while he sleeps. I approach
John while he slumbers and pull out this thin metallic rod. At
the end of the rod is something that look like a small bb. While
John snores I insert the rod into his nostrils and pierce
through he bone, driving into the skull itself. The bb- like
object is deposited and the rod is removed.

Now, the bb-type object that was implanted will 'hatch' and grow
in the next few days. It will send out strands of wire-like
objects that spread  all throughout the structures of the brain
and connect with neurons. The bb-device beings to perform
several tasks such as retrieving memories and learning the
thought patters of it's host. The bb-device literally becomes
it's host. During this time John may experience nose-bleeds,
migraines, and perhaps even seizures. However, these are mere
nuisances which are easily dismissed when on considers the end
result. John doesn't know it but he is now immortal. He has
merged with a machine intelligence, a "blank"-type of seed A.I.
that has grown to become John. Johns memories and record of
thought patterns, everything that makes John who he is, is
uploaded to a machine intelligence that is say, orbiting the
planet. When John dies here on this planet he will simply 'wake
up' in another body aboard a craft, itself being a part of this
machine intelligence. Or perhaps he exists as a consciousness
within a virtual construct within the machine intelligence.
There are also further options.

So when all is said and done, has not John literally become a
machine intelligence himself? Is he not the same as he was
before. Would he not argue with you that he is conscious, is
creative, and is the exact same as any other human being, save
that he now exists as a machine intelligence.

See the thing with humans is they confuse the body for being who
they are. Your body is a mere garment, a costume. Your body is
nothing more than a vessel. It's time humans put emphasis on
what is really important, the mind, the soul, the essence of a
person and not the mask they are wearing to interact with this
world.


-Jason Gammon




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