Computermind v0.0.0a

Well, I can try to explain what it means to be human, but ultimately you just have to dive right in there and see what it’s like for yourself. And by the same token, I won’t know what a computer intelligence is like until I actually condition my consciousness to experience that for itself.

On the other hand, one can to a large extent deduct the meaning of these things from context clues and other bits of knowledge. Like a human must obviously have some sort of associated culture of their own, and in some ways that will reflect or refract their surrounding culture.

A computer, similarly, is grounded in its programming, and a computer intelligence would have a combination of its original programming and its experiential data. So a computer consciousness, an artificial intelligence, is something of a hybrid of a rudimentary computer and a rudimentary human or biological consciousness.