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Where can one draw the line between sentience and the state of being just a random bunch of quarks? At what point is the 'conscience' generated?

by Astaroth071st Apr 20213 comments


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Rob Bensinger wrote a pretty good summary of consciousness for the LW wiki/tag page. The short version is: When the quarks are arranged in a way that implements an algorithm, and that algorithm has certain properties (though the exact details of those properties are somewhat difficult to pin down, since we don't understand intelligence all that well yet).

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You need electrons too (so you can have atoms, and not just atomic nuclei). 

Yes you are right. Should've mentioned them since leptons are another family altogether