Re: virus: Self-awareness Software and Reputing

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Fri, 07 Mar 1997 21:17:29 -0800

Alex wrote:
>Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:
>> If self-awareness is software (and I think it is) then we should be able to
>> make a computer program which would run it.
>Absolutely. Actually, self-awareness can be said to already have been
>implimented if you look into robotic systems, especially automated
>battlefield systems, that keep track of their physical/operational
>stati. They even are `aware' of themselves as `battlefield assets' and
>autonomous units, which would seem to overcome at least one class of
>objections to self-awareness as defined by the masses.

What's the algorithm?

Life/evolution algorithm is:
1) Generate random "genes"
2) Grow them
3) Select the best
4) Repute (reproduce with mutations) / Breed (?)
5) Go to 2

What algorithm can be used to model self-awareness?

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159