Kwantenfysica en bewustzijn

13 september 2022

Prof. dr. H.J. Kappen (RU)

In this presentation, I argue that consciousness cannot be understood within the framework of classical physics. It is not a proof. It is just my opinion. I will review three possible paradigms: classical physics, quantum physics, and probability or information theory. I will argue that a description of consciousness in terms of classical physics can be captured in software as a classical computer algorithm. A proposal for consciousness in terms of classical physics would then imply that the software (a number of lines of computer code) would be conscious. Or the execution of the software would make the digital computer conscious. I think this is quite absurd.