Category Archives: Robotics

Artificial Consciousness?

This is a very brief post relating to possibility of artificial consciousness on a silicon substrate. I’ve been skeptical of this and remain so, but I know both McFadden and Pockett both believe that consciousness is identical with certain types … Continue reading

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Animism, Neuroscience, and Information

Thanks to Naturalistic Pantheist Musings for pointing to this interview of Christof Koch in Wired Magazine. Koch is a neuroscientist who believes consciousness arises whenever a sufficient level of complexity arises in an information processing system.

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Why the Future Needs Us Part II

Life finds a way – Prof. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park  The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first stepped into the light. – Isaac Asimov, The … Continue reading

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