Friday, April 11, 2008

One brain…two lives

A little graphic around ideas from yesterday's post.


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 Korvin 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.