richwil replied 11 years ago (Jul 16th 2012, 8:00:22 pm)
I would go further than Penrose, randomness is not just useless, it has a negative effect. Hameroff's idea, as i recall, was that quantum indeterminacy allows for or supports free will: that's always been a mystery to me - how can a random process have anything but a destructive effect on a free choice?
I don't understand what Penrose is proposing - is it panpsychism: is the "fundamental geometry of spacetime" conscious?
I do, however, understand computation. The camp statement says that "In 1989 Sir Roger Penrose proposed that consciousness is a sequence of quantum computations". I don't see that quantum computation makes programs conscious, hence the question at the start of my previous post.