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What might a conscious computer tell us about our consciousness someday?

Hal to KitKat — HELP, PLEASE HELP; I’m afraid! lol


  1. It will only tell us what we already know, even mr Penrose can’t explain quantum mechanics in life sized proportions and make it sound simple. Cognition involves so many variations, trying to make electron activity seem large is wrong, trying to understand the brain, if it works on quantum mechanics, also has many variables. Computers don’t tell us stuff, rather we tell the computer.

  2. Well it will tell us that consciousness is one more thing that is lying around here and can be assembled, like metal and other resources.

  3. If it’s conscious, it will probably learn–very quickly mind you. It’ll probably tell us that we should be more advanced than we are, emotions are folly, and that our family on life support have only 7.3 seconds left to live because it’s made all the other computers concious killing machines.

  4. OMG I wish I could hear that! I’m at the library and there is no sound.
    To answer your Q, a conscious computer might be busy with…
    Look Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you.

  5. Ho hum. It would probably tell us to turn the channel on this one, which has a distinct mechanicalness about it, as if in making the piece the director cleverly used one or both of the protagonists which is actually an automaton. I was too impatient to watch to the end for the surprising reveal.
    Itzhak Perlman: “We do not learn music to play the violin. We learn the violin to play music.”

  6. The answer is nothing. NO matter how fast the processor is, how much memory it has, the size of the hard drive is, type of monitor, or any other factor; a computer is only as good as the idiot sitting in front of it. Back when we went to the moon the computer on board the Apollo space capsules were not as good as the Radio Shack TRS-80 home computer. What used to be a supercomputer is now sitting on your desk.
    It takes man made programming to make any computer work. Therefore, a computer is only as good as who sits in front of it.


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