Thursday, March 1, 2012

Very good...

...summary about research into consciousness and how and why it exists.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/01/consciousness-eight-questions-science

If working with alien races, then are they conscious in the same way we are? For example, do your aliens sleep? (One intriguing question that often comes to mind is what dolphins may experience when they sleep half their brain at a time...) Can consciousness be created non-biologically? (true artificial intelligence). Could a different evolution produce a completely different mechanism for self awareness?

All worth considering.