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On the consciousness of objects...

How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

On the consciousness of objects...

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run the fuck away
In traditional thought, objects are just that. Things. The desk is a desk. A thoughtless pile of matter that keeps my computer from hitting the floor.

That is just plain sterile. It is more interesting, more romantic and more comfortable to admit to a more interesting truth... the desk has a will of its own. A desire to be a desk, and to that end, it desires to be used as a desk. It wants to keep my computer from the floor.

The same is true of my computer. It has a desire to compute. And when I write a program for it, it chooses to run that program, because that is what it wants to do. I do not control the computer, or at least no more than the computer controls me. This is true of everything, animate and inanimate.

Now, what logical proof can I give? Given the Universe is Infinite (and therefore infinitely interesting), and that a universe where each object has its own consciousness is more interesting than one where consciousness is limited to a select few critters, to believe in the latter is logically preferable.

Or something like that... ::chuckle::.
  • To an extent I agree with you. That's the extent of personal preference. But I've seen that kind of thinking abused severely.

    ie:
    Those people are poor by nature. They're meant to be poor. They like being poor. They wouldn't and couldn't know anything better.

    Inherent stuff ("determinism", "essentialism") carries that danger. It's true in ITS way, not ours.

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