Consciousness ~=~ self-referentiality' (was Re: Consciousness, New Thinking About

tony.jeffs tonyjeffs2 at REMOVEaol.com
Thu Jun 6 18:31:03 EST 2002


"Matt Jones" <jonesmat at physiology.wisc.edu> wrote in message

<.....>
The idea here is thatt he complexity of something can be quantified by
examining the -length- of the shortest description of that thing.
<.......>
> Step 1) Write down the word "Jehovah".
> Step 2) Repeat Step 1 a gazillion times.

...Winzip!! ...............(1)


> - A perfectly efficient information coding scheme will produce signals
> that appear entirely random.

........Winzip!!!....................(2)

> So, there may still be something to the idea that consciousness is
> related to algorithmic complexity, and therefore unpredictability. No
> wonder it remains intractable to definition.
>

> Hmmm.......  unpredictability.....
>
> Free Will, anyone?
>

Win- Zappp..............(3)


ref1.. So  how much a file can be compressed is therefore a direct measure
of complexity!

ref2    A perfect compression
would look like random noise.

ref 3.  Nothing is free. Roger Carpenter's theory has no errors. The
homunculous is a passenger on a sightseeing tour.


Tony




> Cheers,
>
> Matt's Homunculus
> (I'mmm baaaacckk.....)







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