It is said that a Turing machine cannot be conscious. But the problem is that Turing machines only exist in the platonic realm. All physical objects exist in the real world and that means all computers are physical objects, not math objects. The brain is a physical object like a computer is a physical object not a math object in the platonic realm. Turing machines exist platonically, computers physically. People are making the wrong assumptions about computers which are physical, not platonic. Computers can be conscious if they have the right regulating system. They are not platonic just as the brain is not. That is all you need to know on to Turing machine debate. Turing machines are not physical, computers are physical, period. The categorical mistake is to assume your desktop computer is a platonic object and not a physical object that can be conscious.

Turning machines are platonic

brains and computers are physical

You cannot use a platonic object (Turing machine) to justify why physical objects cannot be conscious. A computer is not a platonic Turing machine. It is physical. Wrong category.

Platonic Turing machine cannot be a physical computer debunker. They are not the same things.

Turing machines don’t exist physically.

If only the platonic is conscious then Turing machines are platonically conscious. Again wrong category. Turing machines can only disprove physical computers but not platonic computers. The point is Platonic computer become conscious but not physical ones which is the wrong category.

Platonic computures are consciouse

Physical computures are not consciouse.

Meaning Turing machines are platonic are conscious.

Platonic Turing machine is conscious cannot be used to disprove physical Tring machines as not conscious.

Question: Why is a platonic Turing machine conscious but not a physic Turing machine?

Why is the platonic conscious but not physical Turing machine? It is a contradiction.

Platonic Turing machine = conscious

Physical Turing machine = not conscious.

This is a contradiction.

Why are they not the same thing?

All math is platonic.

Turing machines are math object thus platonic.