Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind. Despite the difficulty in definition, many philosophers believe that there is a broadly shared underlying intuition about what consciousness is. As Max Velmans and Susan Schneider wrote in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness: "Anything that we are aware of at a given moment forms part of our consciousness, making conscious experience at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives."
Western philosophers, since the time of Descartes and Locke, have struggled to comprehend the nature of consciousness and pin down its essential properties. Issues of concern in the philosophy of consciousness include whether the concept is fundamentally coherent; whether consciousness can ever be explained mechanistically; whether non-human consciousness exists and if so how can it be recognized; how consciousness relates to language; whether consciousness can be understood in a way that does not require a dualistic distinction between mental and physical states or properties; and whether it may ever be possible for computing machines like computers or robots to be conscious, a topic studied in the field of artificial intelligence.
Plants can emit chemical or sound signals when they are damaged or stressed, but this does not mean that they are suffering or conscious of their injuries ... consider yourself conscious and self-aware?.
Set in the distant future where the deceased's consciousness can be bought and uploaded and forced into labor, here's the author's plot synopsis. "Jay has been uploaded into a new body to investigate ...
BOOKS . REVIEWS. 'Worm... Unsurprisingly, Ray's fantastic techno-utopianism — he popularized the "singularity," the claim humans can achieve immortality by uploading their consciousness to computers — comes across better when communicated by his daughter.
Worm... By ... Publisher ... By ... Unsurprisingly, Ray’s fantastic techno-utopianism — he popularized the “singularity,” the claim humans can achieve immortality by uploading their consciousness to computers — comes across better when communicated by his daughter.
Driverless cars are here to stay — and be glad for that ... The St ... This comes as numerous companies from Somnium to Deepbrain are working on AI technology that allows people to upload their deceased loved ones’ consciousness onto computers ... ....
In one, he salutes the camera ... ... 1h ago ... 1h ago ... 2h ago ... 16h ago ... 10 ... 18 ... “If he could have downloaded his consciousness to the cloud — or uploaded it — he would have done so ... CalebHicks uploaded voice recordings of his father to an AI voice generator app ... .
Worm... By ... Publisher ... By ... Unsurprisingly, Ray's fantastic techno-utopianism — he popularized the "singularity," the claim humans can achieve immortality by uploading their consciousness to computers — comes across better when communicated by his daughter.
Scheming Scientist. (Image credit. DC) ... After uploading his consciousness to a new, younger clone body (with a full mane of red hair and a beard to match), Luthor faked his own death and introduced himself to the world as his own heir, Lex Luthor II.
... worry about rogue AI or nanobot gray goo which might, just might, wipe out humanity and thereby foreclose the possibility of uploading trillions of consciousnesses to a galaxy-wide computing cloud.
Photograph... The ChatGPT impresario Sam Altman, whose board of directors sacked him as CEO before he made a dramatic comeback this week, wants to upload his consciousness to the cloud (if the AIs he helped build and now fears will permit him) ... .
Just before computer programmer Nathan Brown dies after a car accident, his girlfriend Ingrid convinces him to upload his consciousness into the fancy Lakeview afterlife, but once he arrives, he realizes that "heaven" isn't quite what he expected.
Two women, who were both aged 16 at the time, had recorded videos of Mr English's and his friend's torture and uploaded the footage online (pictured, one of the women - second from the right - entering BrisbaneSupreme Court).
Marco said the women later uploaded their videos to social media ... I am conscious of your remorse.”.Justice Applegarth said the two women’s decision to upload the videos to social media instead of ...