Philosophy of mind tells us what it means to say a digital system like Webmind or the Internet is a mind. Complexity science gives us a more rigorous vocabulary for saying the same things. Neither of them tells us quite enough, though. To understand in detail what it will take to push current digital systems in the direction of mind-ness, one requires a much more detailed understanding of mental structure and dynamics. For this purpose, among others, over the last decade I have created a new way of thinking about intelligent systems, which I call the “psynet model of mind.”


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  • Ben Goertzel

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