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Will you be attending the Singularity Summit AU on the 20th-21st of August 2011?

http://summit2011.singinst.org.au Please register your interest. We cordially invite you to join our extraordinary group of visionaries in business, science, technology, design, and the arts, as our community explores this exciting topic This event offers a world of powerful ideas, a unique networking opportunity, and access to an exclusive directory of your peers.

Mar 22, 2011 0 so far

Will you be attending the Humanity Plus Summit on 25th-26th June 2011?

If you are interested in attending – and this is an event not to be missed – please register your interest below so we can keep you up to date with our plans. Registering your interest involves no obligation but it will help us enormously in estimating numbers and choosing an appropriate venue: http://humanityplus.org.au/conference

Mar 22, 2011 0 so far

Is a Turing machine a sufficient condition for consciousness?

Alan Turing showed that a certain class of machine would be able to perform any computational task given suitable instructions and unlimited memory. Does the phenomenology of consciousness constitute a task; and therefore, is a Turing machine a sufficient condition for consciousness; and therefore, can your PC become conscious?

Apr 30, 2009 3 so far

Is consciousness a quantum phenomena?

Chalmers once criticised quantum explainations of consciousness by suggesting that people were making a false association. Consciousness is weird and Quantum mechanics is weird therefore through some kind of weirdness minimization principle, they are assuming the two must be related. Is this a valid critique? Presumably Occam would not see it as such.

Apr 30, 2009 1 so far

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