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Is Consciousness Simulated? 2024-04-10T09:02:02.228Z
Personal predictions 2024-02-04T03:59:28.537Z


Comment by Daniele De Nuntiis (daniele-de-nuntiis) on Is Consciousness Simulated? · 2024-04-11T10:33:57.118Z · LW · GW

Yeah I probably should have, thanks for the comment.

What I meant by simulation was whatever model the brain has of itself, and if that was necessary for consciousness (with consciousness I don't have a really precise definition, but I meant what my experience feels like, being me feels like something, while I'd assume a basic computer program or an object does not feel anything) to arise, and the distinction from that and base reality was where the computing happens (in an abstract way) the brain is computing me and what I'm feeling (the computed is what I mean by simulation). The way it might be testable is that it predicts that if an agent is not modeling himself internally we can rule out that it's conscious.

Comment by Daniele De Nuntiis (daniele-de-nuntiis) on My Interview With Cade Metz on His Reporting About Slate Star Codex · 2024-04-03T13:03:00.995Z · LW · GW

I think there's a tradeoff where on one side it seems fair to keep the two identities separate, on the other as a journalist it makes sense that if it takes five minutes for someone to find out Scott's last name, including it in the article doesn't sound like a big deal.

The problem is that from the point of view of view of a patient you probably needed more than 5 minutes and Scott's full name to find out about the blog.

Comment by Daniele De Nuntiis (daniele-de-nuntiis) on Personal predictions · 2024-02-07T16:37:08.642Z · LW · GW

If you want to get more specific with single outcomes you could also consider making predictions with a normal distribution to get more information, but as far as I know there isn't a tracker for it and I'm not sure it's worth the effort