Saturday, April 11, 2020

Roger Penrose explains "Consciousness Is Not a Computation"

“Consciousness Is Not a Computation”, as Lex Fridman interviews Roger Penrose.

He talks about “orchestrated objective reduction” inside the neurons, somehow connected to microtubules.
It is somehow a resolution of quantum processes at some level where intention and localized decision making is necessary.

I think it has something to do with reversing entropy, for conscious agents to be locally responsible for keeping the Universe from falling apart.  And these agents can't live forever (maybe their local souls do and reincarnate?) and need to reproduce. It's mitosis, reproduction, that preserves the miracle of consciousness. 

Picture: PapPaw tunnel, MD 

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