From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:42:12 -0400 Archived: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 07:13:00 -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. Even with the fuzzy definition of consciousness that most people have, I'm pretty sure few would say that a thermostat is conscious. William Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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