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Comment author: red75 06 June 2010 03:06:01PM *  0 points [-]

We can reformulate problem: how to determine when evaluation of given function don't give rise to conscious being (CB). If we agree that consciousness is a process, then every function which provably cannot be represented as g(f(f(... f(x)...))), where f and g have that property, is unconscious.

Recursive functions are banned, but at least we can safely do one or two matrix multiplications.

I am not good at mathematics, so I cannot elaborate much further. Let's try another approach. Being conscious is all about creating map of internal state in terms of states of "self". If territory, which corresponds to that map, includes neural representation of map inself, than we have some sort of a fixed point suspiciously like "self"...

I am sorry if perceived tone of my writing is outside of common standards (I've no good evaluator of tone of english text) or if I'm saying complete nonsense. I will appreciate any corrections. Thanks.