I have just discovered https://uazu.github.io/stakker/about.html, an Actor implementation for #Rust. While there are very many of such, Stakker is *exactly* what I've been looking for and I'm very excited.
BTW, if you love #Rust and OoO microprocessor implementation, come work with me Esperanto, post haste! We have full time positions. Reach out for more details, full discretion guaranteed. Please let me know how to reach the right audience.
3) Without the interconnects, the neurons could be arbitrarily located, say, outside a skull, distributed around a lab. Something is still having a conscious experience are they not?
4) If 4 is true, then the state being replayed by a computer falls under the same deduction does it not? Cannot it be said that the conscious experience is occuring in two places?
I) We can record and playback neuronal activity in mice and show they behave as if reliving the recorded experience (overwrite activations)
1) Do the same on a human, recording all state (say 10 minutes), replaying it. A lived experience.
2) Remove the connections between neurons (you are overwriting the activation anyway) and do the replay. This should still be a conscious experience.
Been thinking on this thought experiment a bit recently:
A) whatever consciousness is occurs in the matter in your skull
B) consciousness is emergent from the state of neurons and their transitions (even if we don't understand the neuron types or "map")
C) "substrate independence": consciousness is memory and computation regardless of whether it is occuring in silicon or meat.
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I've started poking at a SMPS-the-hard-way project. Fully custom controller gateware. So far have: spread-spectrum PWM, zero-cross / sync. rectification, H/L gate control with min-deadtime / shoot-through protection, sigma-delta feedback. Will run it on a completely overkill FPGA because that's what I can get with the supply issues.
I design software and hardware systems. I've worked on orbital launch vehicles and satellites. I can talk about "space stuff" all day. I design sub-sea ROV systems for fun.
One day hacking on gateware, the next a byte-code interpreter, the next a PCB, the next a Linux kernel driver, etc. I wrote game engines for a time.
I'm recurrently obsessed with artificial general intelligence (Goertzel-like formulations), artificial life, computational behavior (not ML).
sensor networks, embedded systems, space eng. he/him. CS/EE. Will mentor freely via DMs. Center for Advancing Chronotype Awareness. Unresolved marching band issues.
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