RE: virus: FAQ: new questions

Richard Brodie (
Sat, 19 Jun 1999 06:24:07 -0700

Well, if that's the definition of conscious, then I suppose such a system could be called conscious. What is an example of such a system?

Richard Brodie
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From: []On Behalf Of Robin Faichney
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 1999 12:20 AM
Subject: Re: virus: FAQ: new questions

In message <002a01beb91d$9de9fbe0$6f243fce@rb4010>, Richard Brodie <> writes
>A conscious being
>will, before making a decision, imagine what it would be like to do it and
>feed the results of that thought experiment back into the decision.

Surely any information-processing system that was capable of modelling would do this, without having to be conscious?

Robin Faichney
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