What I don’t get is: People who are barely self-aware of themselves are talking about self-awareness of AI.

What I don’t get is: People who are barely self-aware of themselves are talking about self-awareness of AI.

How can you know the self-awareness of others if you don’t know your own internal processes as you are going along each day?

Being somewhere on the autistic spectrum (or perhaps it is ADHD? I dunno, never diagnosed with any of it) – I’m HYPER aware of my own internal processes as I go along.

But I hear these talks and I’m like, “You don’t ‘get’ what self-awareness is. It’s more than an “i””.

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Yeah, I wouldn’t recommend it in large doses to anybody. Little doses, sure.

The annoying thing about being hyper-aware of internal processes is that the brain has a limited capacity to processes _everything_, so other thing that might have gotten automated in other people (such as real-time inference of intent), takes conscious processing for me. In the end, it’s been a strong benefit, because now I can see better explicitly what others know implicitly.

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Oh even then, I wouldn’t. I think we each have a certain sized “bucket” and when that bucket is full, it’s full and starts to overflow.

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All stuff I can relate to. I still don’t know if I’m Aspie, on the autistic spectrum elsewhere, but I’m definitely somewhere on it. Maybe just in that thing they used to call “HSP” [Highly Sensitive People]? I dunno. Never figured it all out.

Yeah, my nerves and muscles are fully conscious. When I see things about “the brain is everything” I’m like, “well, no, not quite” ’cause sure, everything goes through it just like everything goes through Grand Central Station in NYC. But you don’t get everywhere from the switching station only.

Maybe they see themselves as “brains in vats”, but I’m the brain and the vat and the liquid and the room around me. Nothing spooky or cosmic about it… just I have to consciously ‘turn off’ outside input when it’s banging at the door and the line between ‘me’ and ‘environment’ is kinda gauzelike, at least at the outskirts of it.

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