“Consciousness cannot be explained only within the framework of space and time and energy, but we need to postulate something additional — experience.”
It doesn’t even matter if the child is blind, deaf, or both. Barring developmental disorders (such as some forms of autism), the child can learn language.
Is artificial intelligence at a tipping point, with AGI ready to appear in real time? Or is AGI more like many other themes of science fiction?
Idols are always frauds because they substitute a lesser for a greater, demanding reverence for the lesser at the expense of the greater.
Hameroff and Penrose’s Orch Or Theory sees consciousness as the outcome of a quantum collapse of a wave function.