Can Machines Be Conscious?

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  • Jack

    A moment lasts as long as we're in it... so, if we re-create ourselves with every thought and action... how old am I?

    July 31, 2013

  • Keith

    Thanks everyone for the great discussion. The discussion was generally at a fairly high calliber of sophistication, but still accessible to everyone.

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Jack

    Are we just organic chemical factories running programs and moving about changing our (and everyone else's) environment? Or are we really more? What exactly is consciousness? Just being aware? My driveway sensor does that, but I don't think it's conscious. How small can a program be (life, DNA) and have it i.e. virus, bacteria, etc?
    What are your thoughts?

    July 17, 2013

    • Jack

      Suggested reading by my fav Librarian: WHAT COMPUTERS STILL CANT DO by Hubert Dreyfus

      July 17, 2013

  • Andrew J. G.

    richard needs help with treyvon martin/ALEC-related events... Pls contact Him-;

    July 17, 2013

    • Jack

      This has no relation to the current topic and doesn't belong here... so let's start a discussion under the discussion heading.

      July 17, 2013

  • Andrew J. G.

    Question for the evening- is there a Satan, OR "Satans"?, and what does it consist of ?!

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all
    Is there a sign or something so newbies will be able to recognize you folk? :)
    David

    July 15, 2013

    • Jack

      Yes. It is a white horizontal sign stating "SOCRATES CAFE".

      July 15, 2013

  • Andrew J. G.

    Anyone interested in attending with to Treyvon Martin Hoodie event?, 07/14/13 5-8p.m. ??- text andrew or richard here !! - Thanks :-)

    July 14, 2013

    • Jack

      Please write comments not related to the topic in the discussion section. Thank you.

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Keith

    I'm looking forward to another evening of stimulating philosophical inquiry.

    July 7, 2013

  • Jake R.

    Shoot! When I saw the title of this one I REALLY wanted to go but I'm gonna be gone that week

    July 7, 2013

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