Re: virus: Re: Technology (was manifest science)

Dylan Durst (
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 19:44:04 -0700 (PDT)

> It's superGodelian degree of complexity, which permits recursive
> self-reference and thus allows us to be not only conscious (which
> many animals are), but also self-conscious (conscious of our own
> consciousness - conscious of our conscious selves).

How few neurons is required for this self-referencing to occur. Surely, there must be a specific number if it is to count as 'counsciousness'. (note: i'm not asking for a specific number, but i just want you to realize . . . fuck it, i don't have enought time to deal with all this email)

> It'll come to you.

That's the same thing a priest once told me. And I'm sure that just about anything can 'come to' me.