How to Test Whether Consciousness Can Be Revived From Digital Reflections of Consciousness

50 %
50 %
Information about How to Test Whether Consciousness Can Be Revived From Digital...

Published on July 19, 2007

Author: martine

Source: slideshare.net

Description

An Experiment to Test Whether Consciousness Can Be Revived from Its Digital Reflections

An Experiment to Test the Ability of Digitally-Stored Mindfiles to Regenerate the Consciousness from Which It Came Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D. [email_address]

Hypothesis Digitally-stored reflections of consciousness will regenerate such consciousness once properly processed with mindware

Digitally-stored reflections of consciousness will regenerate such consciousness once properly processed with mindware

Definition of Terms Consciousness A pattern of thinking and feeling, including perceptions and memories, that is typical of a particular person Mindware Software capable of tuning its information processing and external interaction patterns to mimic those of an entity that contributed an associated database Hypothesis needs to be formulated precisely and variables need to be clearly defined.

Consciousness

A pattern of thinking and feeling, including perceptions and memories, that is typical of a particular person

Mindware

Software capable of tuning its information processing and external interaction patterns to mimic those of an entity that contributed an associated database

Quantitative + Qualitative Qualitative Two psychologists separately interview flesh subject for 25 hours over one year Two psychologists separately interview cybersubject for 25 hours over one year Compare session notes Agree consciousness is same with prob.> 80% Quantitative

Qualitative

Two psychologists separately interview flesh subject for 25 hours over one year

Two psychologists separately interview cybersubject for 25 hours over one year

Compare session notes

Agree consciousness is same with prob.> 80%

Quantitative

Testably Defining Consciousness Revised Self Consciousness Scale (Scheier & Carver, 1985) Private Self-Consciousness Scale (Fenigstein, Scheier & Buss, 1975) Others?

Revised Self Consciousness Scale (Scheier & Carver, 1985)

Private Self-Consciousness Scale (Fenigstein, Scheier & Buss, 1975)

Others?

Self-Consciousness Scale (SCS) Scores Are Testable Measures The SCS consists of 17 items. Private & Public subscale 10 Private Items, E.g. "I'm generally attentive to my inner feelings". 7 Public Items, e.g, "I'm usually aware of my appearance". Likert-type scales from extremely uncharacteristic of myself (0) to extremely characteristic of myself (4) Add up for total score.

The SCS consists of 17 items.

Private & Public subscale

10 Private Items, E.g. "I'm generally attentive to my inner feelings".

7 Public Items, e.g, "I'm usually aware of my appearance".

Likert-type scales from

extremely uncharacteristic of myself (0) to

extremely characteristic of myself (4)

Add up for total score.

SCS Scores Are Repeatable SCS is an highly reliable instrument. Fenigstein et al. (1975) obtained high reliability coefficients private self-consciousness (.79) public self-consciousness (.84).

SCS is an highly reliable instrument.

Fenigstein et al. (1975) obtained high reliability coefficients

private self-consciousness (.79)

public self-consciousness (.84).

Testably Stated Hypothesis Dependent Variable > 80% Confidence that consciousness is typical of person, based upon: Dual, independent qualitative comparisons of 25+25 hours of psychological interviews Multiple SCS test results

> 80% Confidence that consciousness is typical of person, based upon:

Dual, independent qualitative comparisons of 25+25 hours of psychological interviews

Multiple SCS test results

Testably Stated Independent Variable Operating code whose initial, application-specific database Is all mindfiles created by an individual pursuant to specific informed consent And that creates a mindfile-adjusted version of itself That runs autonomously with those mindfiles

Operating code whose

initial,

application-specific database

Is all mindfiles created by an individual

pursuant to specific informed consent

And that creates a mindfile-adjusted version of itself

That runs autonomously

with those mindfiles

Testable Mindware Creation Process Start Candidate Mindware Unique Mindfiles Extract Consciousness Settings Merge Unique Mindware & Mindfiles Autonomy? Attend to its Needs & Prepare for Hypothesis Testing Revise Mindware Y N

Sources of Mindfiles

Each Mindfile Contains Informed Consent Consent to be revived as cyber-consciousness Consent to be downloaded into bio-nano or cellular regenerated substrate Consent to be spacecast

Consciousness Immanent Within Mindfile Psychometrics

Additional Issues & Questions Why psychologists? Why 25 hours x 2? Automation & Consistency? Medical Ethics of the Experiments?

Why psychologists?

Why 25 hours x 2?

Automation & Consistency?

Medical Ethics of the Experiments?

Why Psychologists? Courts Use Shrinks As Experts to Determine States of Mind Aware of right & wrong? Doctors Use Shrinks To Determine Mental States Competent to give informed consent?

Courts Use Shrinks As Experts to Determine States of Mind

Aware of right & wrong?

Doctors Use Shrinks To Determine Mental States

Competent to give informed consent?

Official [Needed] Psychological Specializations Clinical Counseling Developmental Educational Experimental Forensic Health Human Factors Industrial Neurochemical Organizational Physiological School Social [Consciousness] [Cyber]

Clinical

Counseling

Developmental

Educational

Experimental

Forensic

Health

Human Factors

Industrial

Neurochemical

Organizational

Physiological

School

Social

[Consciousness]

[Cyber]

Why 25 Hours x 2 Precedent Set by Transgender Medicine Standards Prerequisite for SRS Supports Legalization Similar to Cyber-Issues Ensures Persistence of Conscious State Kind of a Turing Test on Steroids

Precedent Set by Transgender Medicine Standards

Prerequisite for SRS

Supports Legalization

Similar to Cyber-Issues

Ensures Persistence of Conscious State

Kind of a Turing Test on Steroids

Automation & Consistency One or both sets of shrinks could be automated Most of the talking is done by the patient Documentation of sessions digitized Final analyses standardized Psychology is excellent AI application

One or both sets of shrinks could be automated

Most of the talking is done by the patient

Documentation of sessions digitized

Final analyses standardized

Psychology is excellent AI application

Medical Ethics of the Experiment First, do no harm Flesh pt is not harmed; How about the cyber pt? Intend benefit to pt Longer life is good Respect autonomy Informed consent Act fairly to all pts First come, first served; Lottery amongst co-equals for revival

First, do no harm

Flesh pt is not harmed;

How about the cyber pt?

Intend benefit to pt

Longer life is good

Respect autonomy

Informed consent

Act fairly to all pts

First come, first served;

Lottery amongst co-equals for revival

Avoiding Harm to the Revived Cyberconscious Patient Start with incomplete mindware Ensure full interactivity & connectiveness before complete mindware First test mindware with made-up mindfiles Ensure expert psychological review of each mindware/mindfile merge for consciousness Provide QoL Support for cyberconsciousness

Start with incomplete mindware

Ensure full interactivity & connectiveness before complete mindware

First test mindware with made-up mindfiles

Ensure expert psychological review of each mindware/mindfile merge for consciousness

Provide QoL Support for cyberconsciousness

Are Neurons a Necessary Basis for Consciousness? Neuron growing on carbon nanotube substrate

Were Feathers A Necessary Basis for Flight?

On Neurons, Check Back in a Few Decades!

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

How to Test Whether Consciousness Can Be Revived From ...

An Experiment to Test Whether Consciousness Can Be Revived from Its ... Share How to Test Whether Consciousness Can Be Revived From Digital Reflections of ...
Read more

What is consciousness? A scientist’s perspective. | The ...

278 Responses to What is consciousness? A scientist ... However my question of whether consciousness might in ... And how can consciousness be revived ...
Read more

From Separation to Unified Consciousness - Spiritual

• Holographic The whole is present everywhere and can be ... How to Test Whether Consciousness Can Be Revived From Digital Reflections of Consciousness.
Read more

Consciousness Studies - scribd.com

... 142 The problem of machine and digital consciousness ... whether faint or strong, can ... p11 Chalmers proposes that consciousness can be ...
Read more

Consciousness and teleportation. : philosophy

The test is repeated multiple times If you can experience ... for we can simply say that whether or not it is ... duplicating one's consciousness to ...
Read more

MindPapers: 1.5. Consciousness and Content

... Current views of consciousness can be divided by whether the ... Whether consciousness ... of consciousness, parallels between digital ...
Read more

Terasem Glossary Flashcards | Quizlet

How can we help? You can also find more resources in our Help Center. What is your email? What is 1 + 3? Send Message. Terasem Glossary 70 terms by ...
Read more