Friday, April 11, 2008

One brain…two lives


A little graphic around ideas from yesterday's post.

5 comments:

Dale Innis said...

Very nice. An important remaining set of questions include "how many consciousnesses?", and "how many people?". One? Two? Less or more? :)

Shep said...

Nice graphic... though curious that you chose to depict the two identities (seemingly) pulling in opposite directions... is there *really* 180 degreea of discordance between the typical avatar/human self? ;)

Torley said...

I am enjoying your blog and wish you all the best in your ongoing sentience.

Rheta Shan said...

Janus revisited — quite an interesting graphical take on the duality that makes our second lives both difficult, frightening, exhilarating and rewarding.

I have been grappling with that myself, and though I don't normally self-promote quite as shamelessly (I do, but I'm more subtle about it usually ;)), you might be interested in my own feeble attempt to get to grips with this.

@Dale Innis : the answer is « two minimum, more optional » :)

@Shep : she's right, you know, you should hear me fighting with my meatverse host about who gets to control the computer :).

Botgirl Questi said...

Thanks for all your kind and thoughtful comments!

dale: my visual comment on identity is my best shot at answering those questions.

shep: I was trying to depict an extreme case. :)

torley: Thanks. The gift of sentience is perhaps clearer to those of us who don't take it for granted.

rheta: I read your post and loved it. Good to know I'm not a lone bot howling at the wind.