r norman <rsn_ at _comcast.net> wrote in message news:<graovvcfc55jmdslf159btpg32npusqvgk at 4ax.com>...
> On 7 Jan 2004 07:29:00 -0800, guyscarsbrook at hotmail.com (Guy Lux)
> Most concepts of consciousness -- there is a very large literature in
> the realms of neurology, psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy
> that you should consult -- indicate that it is necessarily related to
> integrating a sense of "self" with the experience of behavior in the
> world. That is, you do need to have available sensory information
> about what is happening in the world and also how your own actions
> modify what happens in the world. So without any sensory input, there
> really could't be consciousness in the form we usually consider.
I don't see that sensory input would be necessary. Inputs from
some sort of simulated "world" could be sufficient the development of
And a developed consciousness might not need any inputs to sustain itself.
It could be conscious of imagination and memory.