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A Matter of Consciousness
Max Tegmark proposes that consciousness may be another state of matter, in his talk at the 4th FQXi International Conference.
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Thanks for such a great post.

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If the goal is "Physics from scratch", then why start with "Max identified five properties: information, integration, independence, dynamics and utility principles."? Start with scratch and deduce the required principles.

Why assume that a high-information-content process, can ever be completely described by a low-information-content description? Or do you really believe that consciousness is a low-information-content phenomenon?

Rob McEachern


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