Ask A Genius 396 – Simplest Forms Most Beautiful

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Ask A Genius 396 – Simplest Forms Most Beautiful

September 28, 2018

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What will be the basis for replication of consciousness, the non-mystical deeply interconnected information processing of the brain?

Rick Rosner: Humans will be able to replicate or come up with things that think; it will be in a way that is compelling and similar or ways that are quite similar to the ways humans think.

Because we will have directed development and exploration. The brain via evolution has most likely exploited all the simplest ways to process information and to share with itself/modules of the brain to share information. You get this conscious arena where these specialist systems are sharing information.

All the sharing is a product of opportunistic development and undirected development. As such, it is not going to be magical. It is going to be sub-optimal and, thus, approachable technologically.

There is nothing about the brain that is so insurmountably complex that technology can’t replicate it, for the most part. With any failed replication of thinking in the near future, it will probably not be that big of a deal.

We will probably be able to come up with brain-like information-processing systems that are as good as human brains within 60 years.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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