Is uploading feasible?

Peter Alexander Merel pete at extro.ucc.su.OZ.AU
Tue Dec 14 20:03:04 EST 1993


WilsonR at LILHD.Logica.com (Richard Wilson)  writes:
>>Would those entities then be conscious?

>Sure, if the patterns are computable! IMO conscious neural activity is
>a non-deterministic form of feedback which FSAs cannot, in principle,
>handle. 

A very interesting conjecture. Is this simply your intuition, or can you
point at some empirical result that supports your opinion? Note that Penrose's
suggestions in 'The Emperor's New Mind' have already been refuted in the
course of this thread.

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