Posted: Feb 13, 2017 1:49 pm
by DavidMcC
TopCat wrote:
DavidMcC wrote:As the internet does not have its own control of anything, the question of whether it is conscious simply does not arise.
The internet itself is passive - only internet users are active.

I didn't ask whether the internet was conscious. But thank you anyway, for answering a trivial question that I didn't ask.

TopCat wrote:Suppose the internet (or some other big complicated network) was conscious. In a similar way to how we're conscious.

Would we be able to tell?


I was addressing your supposition.
EDIT: ... And showing that it is unrealistic to make such a supposition.