12811Re: Everything Everywhere At The Same Time and Place
- Mar 15, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "fantusi_999"
> --- In email@example.com, "texasbg2000"to
> <Bigbobgraham@a...> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > What'll they think of next??????????
> > Hi Bob:
> > This was a neat article. Talking about making the big computer
> > years ahead of what we know now makes me wonder about whether it
> > would have consciousness or not.
> > In my world view I think of the mind as a computer. One that is
> > blown around by hormonal cocktails, habitual grooves, and
> > stimulations of all sorts. It will act in predictable ways if
> > alone. But add the self scrutiny thingee, conscience (the
> > etc.), and no predictability is possible. The habits and hormones
> > not the only factor in decision making.
> > I guess someone could believe that self scrutiny is not
> > Consciousness, that the mind itself is checking on itself. But
> > me, that says that the mind would be in two places at once.Being
> > something it is checking on. When I see myself, the mindinteract
> > to function but not in the same way. It is not like the runaway
> > train it usually is, ideas morphing into other ideas, ad
> > It presents one idea at a time. And I remain constant while the
> > ideas change.
> > So that being my world view, my question is whether conciousness
> > would appear in this supercomputer automatically at a certain
> > in sophistication. That is, is there a universal Consciousness
> > only needs the mechanism of a mind (or super-computer) to
> > the gross physical level of matter?
> > If the answer is no, that seems to say that there is something in
> > mind's make-up, 'life' perhaps, that allows Consciousness a
> > to participate. Something that is denied to the materials that
> > up the computer.
> > I tend to think that all matter is alive and there may be other
> > to build a mechanism for consciousness to peek into the
> SoGood point. Constant tinkering and tuning up with indulgences and
> > I envision a computer that when turned on says "Hi, I am!!!"
> > Then proceeds to whine and complain.
> > Love
> > Bobby G.
> Ha, yes, proceeds to whine and complain! That's funny, Bobby.
> The whiner probably never complains about the complaining,
> though. It probably complains about those hormones and
> chemicals that are setting off alarms that the whiner has
> to go check on and figure out how to turn off. Does the
> complainer ever figure out that most of the alarms are being
> triggered by the whining of the complainer who then has to
> fuss over them and try to figure out how to turn them off?
> That's where the constant observer, whatever that may be,
> and who even knows what it is, has a distinct advantage.
> The mind's way of fixing is to tinker and tinker and tinker
> until just the right idea for the optimal feeling tone is
> constructed. That's hard work. The constant gets
> to let go and allow the mind to just uncrinkle and smooth out,
> and that's a whole lot easier.
distractions is a way of life today. I even think it is "ok'd" by
I agree if you let the mind relax and look at it, the trouble fades
pretty quickly. A good lesson.
I think it is called meditation. If you don't fall asleep.
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