Re: Computer reads minds

From: John Mikes <>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 16:08:25 -0500


 2 questions (and pls try to take them seriously):

1. do you have a common-sensibly expressible meaning for 'conscious' - in
this respect, of machines (computers being so? (conscious of - is easier,
but also not obvious).

2. The BBC article allows 'scans' to inform about 'theoretical' (or whatever
is the appropriate word they use) topics. Do they have a price-list: how
many mAmps refer to 'delusional aberration' vs. how many to 'inductive
I think all they could do is to differentiate between DONE thinking whether
it was false or believed as true. This is also more than I like (in the
wrong hands).


On 2/20/07, Brent Meeker <> wrote:
> But is the *computer* conscious of the decision?
> Brent Meeker
> >

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