The Simulation Theory of Consciousness (or Your Autonomous Car is Sentient)

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Front cover of The Simulation Theory of ConsciousnessThis short book argues that every cyber-physical system (that is, every software-reliant physical system) that creates and executes a real-time simulation of itself and its environment is conscious in the sense of being subjectively aware of that simulation. Just as neuroscientists have studied consciousness in terms of the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC), software and system engineers can study artificial consciousness in terms of the cyber correlates of consciousness (CCC). Thus, the second part of the title states that autonomous vehicles are sentient.

Genres

  • Artificial Intelligence & Semantics
  • Automotive Industry
  • Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology

#AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Conciousness #Neurobiology #Neuropsychology #SubjectiveAwareness

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I have been very interested in the topic of consciousness (i.e., subjective awareness) and the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) for decades. My career in software/system engineering has also greatly influenced my views on the subject of artificial consciousness and the cyber correlates of consciousness (CCC). I have recently documented my ideas on the topic in the form of this short book.

Publishing Information

Publisher: Magical Wand Press
Edition: First edition
Publication Date: 24 October 2019
Pages: 135
Words: 21,605
Size: 6×9
Language: English

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The Simulation Theory of Consciousness (or your Autonomous Car is Sentient) is available in the following formats:

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Name: Firesmith, Donald
Title: The Simulation Theory of Consciousness (or your Autonomous Car is Sentient) by Donald Firesmith.
Description: First edition. | Pittsburgh : Magical Wand Press, 2015. | Summary: TBD | Audience: Adult. | Language: English.
Identifiers: ASIN: B07ZLNFJ39 (Kindle ebook – Amazon) | ISBN: ‎ 978-1705622919 (Paperback – Amazon) | BN ID: 2940163372386 (Paperback – B&N) | ISBN: 978-0463669518 (ebook – Smashwords) |
Subjects: BISAC: PHILOSOPHY / Mind and Body PHI015000
Classification: DDC TBD 2016

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Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Data Block

Name: Firesmith, Donald.
Title: The Simulation Theory of Consciousness (or your Autonomous Vehicle is Sentient) / by Donald Firesmith.
Description: First edition. | Pittsburgh : Magical Wand Press, 2019.
Summary: This short book argues that every cyber-physical system (that is, every software-reliant physical system) that creates and executes a real-time simulation of itself and its environment is conscious in the sense of being subjectively aware of that simulation. In other words, autonomous vehicles are sentient. | Audience: Adult. | Language: English
Identifiers: 978-04636695180 (Smashwords ebook) | B07ZLNFJ39 (Amazon Kindle ebook)

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