“Physics requires information states but cares only about their relations, not their intrinsic nature; phenomenology requires information states, but cares only about their fundamental nature.”

“My argument in I Am a Strange Loop is spelled out clearly. If a person’s soul is truly a pattern, then it can be realized in different media. Wherever that pattern exists in a sufficiently fine-grained way, then it is, by my definition, the soul itself and not some kind of “mere simulation” of it.”

media-neutral cognition
& substrate-neutral emotion
equals immanence

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Lab.

We demand the extension of the community of equals to include all great apes: human beings, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orang-utans.

The community of equals is the moral community within which we accept certain basic moral principles or rights as governing our relations with each other and enforceable at law.