Monday, January 30, 2006

Rudy Rucker's brand of panpsychism keeps growing on me . . .

Mind = Computation + Memory. Genii loci.

Imagine freefloating RAM-souls that attach themselves to natural processes and let the process "think" them for awhile. For the thinking to work, though, the RAM-souls would have to be able to do some input/output with the parameters of the natural process. Alter the flowlines of the water coming into the fall, count the bubbles coming out.

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