Well, if that's the definition of conscious, then I suppose such a system could be called conscious. What is an example of such a system?
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In message <002a01beb91d$9de9fbe0$6f243fce@rb4010>, Richard Brodie
Surely any information-processing system that was capable of modelling
would do this, without having to be conscious?
>A conscious being
>will, before making a decision, imagine what it would be like to do it and
>feed the results of that thought experiment back into the decision.
Surely any information-processing system that was capable of modelling would do this, without having to be conscious?
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