We used to refer to consciousness as ‘the C-word’ in robotics and AI circles because we’re not allowed to touch that topic,” he said. “It’s too fluffy, nobody knows what it means, and we’re serious people so we’re not going to do that. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s almost one of the […]
Newton’s laws are in a sense ‘hardwired’ into the monkeys that swing confidently from tree to tree. Just Six Numbers – The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe. 1999. Page 37.
Consciousness is a fascinating but elusive phenomenon: it is impossible to specify what it is, what it does, or why it has evolved. Nothing worth reading has been written on it. The Macmillan; Dictionary of Psychology.1989: