Conscious Androids

Mentifex mentifex at scn.org
Mon Nov 23 00:22:22 EST 1998


Jack Sarfatti on 22.Nov.1998 quoted Tony Smith.  See also
  http://listserv.arizona.edu/lsv/www/quantum-mind.html

> The basic idea behind the approach I used with Jack's     
> formula is that, since we are all trying to establish
> connections between the large-scale realm of the biological
> brain/mind and the small-scale realm of quantum particle
> physics, it is good to try to start with one elementary
> particle in the brain.

> Your (Stuart's) brilliant insight is that a single electron         
> in a tubulin can switch back and forth between two states,
> and that single electron can be the key, connecting the
> electron to the brain at large through the chain:

> electron --- tubulin --- microtubule --- neuron --- brain

  So what?  Even if you succeed in transferring macrophysical
  brain events down into their quantum-mind analogs, you still
  need structures of informational flow, such as this mind-model:

  Hearing    Vision    Concepts Volition Emotion   Motor Output
 /iiiiiii\  /!i!i!i!\                             /YYYYYYYYYYYY\
| ||||||| || ||||||| |   T                       | |||||||||||| |
| ||||||| || | ___ | |   +                       | |||||||||||| |
| ||||||| ||  /old\  |   +                       | |S|||||||||| |
| ||||||| || (image)-|---+_                      | |H|||||||||| |
| ||||||| ||  \___/  |  /  \                     | |A|||||||||| |
| ||||||| ||         | (idea)               __   | |K|||||||||| |
| | ||||| ||         |  \__/---------------/  \  | |E|||R|||||| |
| |d------||---------|---+        ____    (fear)-|--*|||U|||||| |
| ||||o|| ||  _____  |   +-------/    \----\__/  | |||||N|||P|| |
| ||g|||| || / re- \-|---+      / de-  \---------|------*|||E|| |
| || |||| ||/entrant\|   +     (  ci-   )        | |||||||||T|| |
| ||||||| ||\ image /|   +      \ sion /---------|----------*|| |
| ||||||| || \_____/ |   +       \____/          | |||||||||||| |
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