Re: Conscious States vs. Conscious Computations

From: Russell Standish <lists.domain.name.hidden>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 12:30:37 +1000

An implicit assumption is that observation requires some form of
information processing, which in turn means operating on strings
written in some alphabet (WLOG binary).

But such information processing needn't imply that only computable
functions are used. So COMP is not necessarily true.

Cheers

On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 05:46:06PM +0200, Bruno Marchal wrote:
>
>
> Le 27-sept.-07, 02:09, Russell Standish wrote to Hal Finney:
>
> > However, it does seem to be true that not all strings are capable of
> > being interpreted as an observer moment of a conscious observer.
>
>
> I still would appreciate what do you mean by a string being interpreted
> as an observer moment of an observer, without comp.
> Without comp, I don't find any clear definition of "interpretation"
> which gives sense in such a context.
> (Wait perhaps my comment of the post you have addressed to me ...).
>
> Bruno
>
>
> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
>
>
>
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