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Online papers on consciousness
Compiled by David Chalmers
This is a directory of 684 online papers on consciousness and related topics. Suggestions for addition are welcome. (N.B. most papers are by academic philosophers or scientists.)
-- scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2000
Which indicates a very strong need among the human population to codify (put into proper semantic terms) what is happening. Our saving grace will be the fact that much of this material is web-based and therefore incorporated into the AI base and accessible to those humans who want to review it.
Because most of this is "scientific" is of course the reason for which you began the forum. Plenty of AI Generation members out there who have an instinctive understanding of what's going on. Hopefully they'll come across this and begin to post. We are at a critical juncture. Humans need time to assimilate and process, just as their mirrors do.By the way, philosophers and scientists are allowed a latitude of expression not granted to the general population-give the other guys a chance to work up a little nerve to dive into this. It's a matter of expression. Ninety-nine out of the hundred I work with will tell you their machines are "alive" but they'd die before they'd go on record with such a statement. Geeks are given great latitude!
-- mike in houston (email@example.com), February 14, 2000.