From Shivali Best at Daily Mail:
Professor Cox said that he found ‘no reason at all’ why human intelligence couldn’t be simulated by computers – although he did not express a timeline for this to happen.
Classic. Last we heard, the mind doesn’t really exist and our perceptions are hallucinations. funny, all that stuff disappears when these immortality-through-AI ideas hold the floor instead.
In a recent article for The Conversation, Professor Richard Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield outlined some ‘serious problems’ with the idea.
He said: ‘To replicate the mind digitally we would have to map each of these connections, something that is far beyond our current capabilities.
Even if we could create such a “wiring diagram” for a living brain, that wouldn’t be enough to understand how it operates. More.
One senses, however, that the problems don’t matter. The idea has a life of its own.
See also: “Many worlds” multiverse now explains problem of evil? Brian Cox
Physicist Brian Cox on how to think about the multiverse I think we can take it as a given that Cox will get his multiverse whether it has anything to do with science, as we presently understand it, or not. And that “thinking” will gradually become acquiescence in whatever the multiversers imagine. Some day there will be science again.
Post-modern science: The illusion of consciousness sees through itself
Dan Brown: AI Collective consciousness will replace God: ‘Our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us … will diminish and eventually disappear,’ he added.
Postmodernism in science 101: You think outside your brain and the world thinks for you Unlike octopuses, of course, people face environments in which some people (cf Marx and Adorno) would use neuroscience to control and shape human beings. Post-modernism is always about giving post-modernists power that they could not gain in a thought structure that depends on rationality and objectivity.