The "Digital Room" Thought Experiment (Flash)

David L. Anderson: Storyboards
Robert Stufflebeam: Animations, Storyboards
Additional Credits:
This module was supported by National Science Foundation Grant #0127561.

This is our modification of Searle's original Chinese Room thought experiment. Here, we have replaced the language of Chinese with the binary language (0's and 1's) used by digital computers. Here the person in the room is manipulating symbols in a way that more closely resembles the functioning a familiar desktop computers.

(Inspired by John Searle's "Chinese Room Argument," produced by The Mind Project and used in a complete curriculum module on "Searle's Chinese Room Argument".)

Copyright: 2006