Is a colony of ants conscious?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Is a colony of ants conscious?

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_intelligence

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

define "conscious"

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Does it be like how people do?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

It don't look like it be but it do what it be how it do.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Yes.

eGremlin
eGremlin

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FastChef
FastChef

Subjectively experiences qualia, and isn't a P-zombie

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

You don't think it be like it is but it do.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

did they wreck it to do that?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

qualia
/x/

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Yes, definitely.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Yes, a guy I used to work with turned out to be and ant colony in disguise

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

qualia is paranormal
Found the P-zombie

iluvmen
iluvmen

Defining consciousness as the negation of a made up thought experiment's term for "not conscious"
Would you define apples as "not not apples?"

Inmate
Inmate

This. Fucking P-zombies.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Everyone thinks p-zombies could be identified through differences in behavior, completely defeating the purpose of having that thought experiment in the first place
This is how you know dualism is garbage and nobody really believes it.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Happens to the best of us

cum2soon
cum2soon

[math]\color{red}{\mathsf{No}}[/math]

takes2long
takes2long

fuck I mean:
[math]\color{green}{\mathsf{Yes}}[/math]

Skullbone
Skullbone

If you think swarm intelligence is conscious, or just operating based on a set of predictable algorithms, but then again that could describe our brains too so who knows.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Science is swarm intelligence. Is Science conscious?

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Poker_Star
Poker_Star

It does do like how the people like do do

Techpill
Techpill

Did you just not read the first qualifier?
muh there is no qualia
lmao

Methshot
Methshot

Is Veeky Forums conscious?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

A BUG THAT THINKS?! FRANKLY I FIND THE IDEA OFFENSIVE.

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AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

That part's trash too, but let's take it one problem at a time.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_intelligence

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