Re: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

Kristy (
Mon, 04 Jan 1999 20:13:32 -0600

a little bird (Robin) wrote:
>There is no *objective* truth to it. What truth there
>is, is intersubjective. In other words, it is very
>important that we think and act as if we believed each
>other to be conscious, because the most basic social
>functions depend upon it. But science will never
>find consciousness in the brain, because it doesn't
>reside there (or anywhere else). It is not a thing,
>nor a process, but a concept (meme) that has a part
>to play in human social functioning.
>Yes, folks, consciousness is a meme! :-)

And so, can computers have memes? And if they can carry and transmit a meme, like 'Consciousness', does this in itself prove that they are conscious? Just wondering, not like I'd try to prove a point or anything. Heh.