Then no. Cognition comes from the information process of neural nets, like a jellyfish or like a brain. The neural pathways have to be stable and made from matter so the electrons can send signals the right way to operate itself. You can't have cognition without a solid and stable system, therefore you can't have a being made out of just energy.
>>7796148 you need an actual net of wires or something that transmits signals (preferably electrons for a super speed connection) to work as a signal for the other parts to interpret, and act accordingly. Thats how you generate cognition.
>>7796151 jellyfish is a neural net, brain is a neural system that also involves a neural net.
>>7796173 >you need an actual net of wires or something that transmits signals to work as a signal for the other parts to interpret, and act accordingly. But does the net have to be fixed and made of matter?
>>7796220 Well I know nothing about physics but my impression is that the only way that it makes sense to talk about energy in the absence of matter is electromagnetic waves and that those are kind of 'matter' anyway. But assume you don't want to classify them as such I guess.
Can electromagnetic waves interact directly with each other?
In the Xeelee Sequence, there's an alien species made of convection currents in swamp water. The convection currents were incredibly complex in order to transfer enough information to facilitate sentience.
There's also a type of life hypothesized that is made of plasma coalescing into cells (a process which has been observed to some degree), which if is of sufficient complexity, could function similar to life.
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