Supporting the science of consciousness
What is Consciousness?
My curiosity about consciousness started in the late eighties when I asked myself if it was possible to make a conscious computer. In the early sixties, artificial intelligence (AI) researchers, speculated that soon computers would surpass human intelligence. Despite being much more powerful, today’s computers are not one bit more conscious, than the computers in early sixties.
The consciousness units In the essay entitled “The nature of consciousness,” I introduced the concept of consciousness units (CUs), the fundamental “components” of all that exists: space, time and the quantum fields of the fundamental particles. In this framework, space and quantum fields are composed of various organizations of CUs, and therefore a quantum field is also a conscious self, a part-whole formed by those
Consciousness allows us to do much more than blindly acting in automatic response to sensory signals, which is all a machine can do. No feelings are possible between the symbolic recognition and the programmed action. It is consciousness that creates the interiority we experience.