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Re: "Thought" Definition

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


>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


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