213 Essays on Infinite Lifespans   Manfred Clynes As we readily surmise today, different animals (conscious machines) have different timeconsciousnesses. There is noth- ing  absolute  about  our  timeconsciousness.  On  a  different galaxy, say, a living being could exist to whom night and day would be a flicker. Our timeconsciousness is purely relative to our being human. TIMECONSCIOUSNESS SCALING This invites the consideration of scaling of timeconscious- ness.  We  will  learn  it  from  how  the  DNA  does  it.  And redesigning ourselves for long life we can take advantage of variable timeconsciousness scaling. What is the timeconsciousness scaling of a computer? Or, what is the timescaling of a computer? The computer’s idea of time is that it has no idea of it at all. All it knows is a series of numbers, the time stamps. What the time interval is between these numbers is entirely arbitrary. We can increase the duration of a computer’s tick (computing cycle) and the computer would not know: all its answers would be the same. Any calculation it can do at any tick size within its techno- logic ability will provide the same answer. A string of ones and zeros cannot give either it or us the experience of time. A flaw in the Turing test is that it leaves out time. And as long as we are modeling ourselves along the lines of a computer as we understand it today, we will have no timeconsciousness at all. And that means we would not be conscious. Zeros  and  ones,  numbers,  cannot  replace  the  uniqueness of time for us. Indeed it can in a four-dimensional matrix, in Minkowski’s representation, and for Einstein it requires an imaginary axis to distinguish it from spatial dimensions. But numbers cannot tell us about the experience of time, nor for that matter of space. Our brain and our nervous system