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#279 – Alien Debate: Sara Walker and Lee Cronin

Lex Fridman Podcast

The Question of Consciousness

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The most interesting thing that humans do is to have imagination. And people might disentangle that from conscious experience, but i think a lot of the sort of imagination we do is actually a conscious process. So then this becomes a question of, if i were observing stems, and i said one had an internal representation, which is slightly different than a conscious experience, obviously. I'm entangling some concepts, but it's a loose set of thought experiments. The way i would ask the question of consciousness is not, you know, what it is like intrinsically, but if, if things have intrinsic experience, is there any observable difference from the outside about the kind of causation that that physical system

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