I was rather hoping you would shed a bit of light on it all before I went public. This book is meant for a lay audience, and yet neither of us can make much progress with it - it obviously isn't for mathematicians because it doesn't contain any actual equations - so who the hell is it meant for?

To be honest, I suspect the book is not meant to be understood.

The point is I suppose, how can any chunk of math explain qualia on its own? We have endlessly chewed over this conceptual gap. Although he talks about a lot of non-physical concepts, there is no reference to qualia.

Geometric algebra is defined here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_algebra

That doesn't tell me much, but I know there are a series of mathematical structures, of which the simplest is probably the group. A group consists of a finite or infinite number of elements that can be combined by 'multiplication' (only analogous to ordinary multiplication) . Every such multiplication is also a member of the group. A good example is the group of all rotations and reflections of a square. These higher mathematical structures generally have more than one operation - e.g. 'multiplication' and 'addition'.

I think it is clear that a GA is simply a more complicated example of that genre. It can't explain how qualia are created!

The book also contains a lot of references to 'correlithms'. GOOGLE doesn't offer much, except for this:

https://datascience.stackexchange.c...thm-objects-used-for-anything-in-the-industry

To be honest, I suspect the book is not meant to be understood.

The point is I suppose, how can any chunk of math explain qualia on its own? We have endlessly chewed over this conceptual gap. Although he talks about a lot of non-physical concepts, there is no reference to qualia.

Geometric algebra is defined here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_algebra

That doesn't tell me much, but I know there are a series of mathematical structures, of which the simplest is probably the group. A group consists of a finite or infinite number of elements that can be combined by 'multiplication' (only analogous to ordinary multiplication) . Every such multiplication is also a member of the group. A good example is the group of all rotations and reflections of a square. These higher mathematical structures generally have more than one operation - e.g. 'multiplication' and 'addition'.

I think it is clear that a GA is simply a more complicated example of that genre. It can't explain how qualia are created!

The book also contains a lot of references to 'correlithms'. GOOGLE doesn't offer much, except for this:

https://datascience.stackexchange.c...thm-objects-used-for-anything-in-the-industry

**experience**anything.

David