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I was planning to say something here about the fact that even consciousness itself is not a continuous linear process, but I think I will save that for another time.
Instead, I'll just go ahead and rehash the few points I was trying to make.
- When thinking about objects, we normally use a physical object framework, but sometimes it's necessary to use a persistent object framework (or possibly even a more general framework).
- In the physical object framework, there is one consciousness per (conscious) object, but in the persistent object framework, there is one consciousness per growth point.
- All languages that I know of are based on the physical object framework. A language based on the persistent object framework might, for example, replace the ambiguous pronoun “me” with pronouns meaning “my growth point”, “my past history”, and “my object as a whole”. (I used to enjoy trying to invent languages, but I never thought of doing anything like that.)
@ September (2002)