Synthetic consciousness refers to attempts by computer scientists and others to implement machines which, as a minimum, give the impression to observers that they possess aspects of consciousness.
The term synthetic consciousness is preferred here to simulated consciousness because anything simulated is by definition not real. Synthetic consciousness is a term which includes the possibility of a synthesised real consciousness.
- Interesting discussion of main proponents' arguments (http://www.consciousentities.com)
- Kismet - simulates emotional aspects of consciouness (http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/humanoid-robotics-group/kismet/kismet.html)
- Intersubjective Transparency and Artificial Consciousness (http://members.bainbridge.net/~bill.adams/artificial.htm)
- Mind from Matter? An Essay on Evolutionary Epistemology (http://eebweb.arizona.edu/faculty/winfree/delbruck.pdf) Book review
- TGD Inspired Theory of Consciousness with Applications to Biosystems (http://www.physics.helsinki.fi/~matpitka/cbook.html#Begin)
- Online resource on advancement, chiefly technological, and its social effects and influences (http://www.kurzweilai.net)