With the recent progress in computing, and more specifically artificial intelligence (mainly neural networks), it is not strange that we see more and more sources say that it is only a question of time before such a computer program will eventually surpass the capabilities and intelligence of the human brain. A scary thought for one, an interesting thought for another. But if this is indeed a possibility, what will this mean for (human) consciousness and our understanding of it?
This article will explore the consequences for the existence of consciousness in a very specific type of computer simulation: a deterministic simulation.
(Also published on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/consequences-conscious-deterministic-simulation-jasper-lammers)