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Comment by jeff_medina on GAZP vs. GLUT · 2008-04-23T19:07:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Amendment: I said GLUTs need memory based on the idea of perfectly duplicating the behavior of some other conscious being, like Eliezer, who does have memory. But there are brain-damaged people with various deficiencies in long- and/or short-term memory who still have conscious experience, so a GLUT without the ability to store new memories could be conscious like those people. Anyhoo.

Comment by jeff_medina on GAZP vs. GLUT · 2008-04-23T14:43:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Paul and Patricia Churchland, and Jerry Fodor, and others, have argued that GLUTs would be conscious.

They would be conscious. But they need memory, because the past provides context that changes proper responses to future questions / dialogue.