Date sent: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 23:24:07 -0700 (PDT) From: Dylan Durst <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: virus: Re: Technology (was manifest science) Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > ...what is it, do you suppose, which differentiates the process of
> > our consciousness from any other?
It's superGodelian degree of complexity, which permits recursive self-reference and thus allows us to be not only conscious (which many animals are), but also self-conscious (conscious of our own consciousness - conscious of our conscious selves).
> This is my point of view as well. That's why i don't buy into the
> distinction of "consciously directed" action vs. an other process in our
> system. So I have a hard time with the line between 'technology' and
> 'biological specialization.'
It'll come to you.
> - dylan
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