Hi Alan, I'm glad you are interested in it, don't know how long though.
> I wondered what you mean by this? (sounded like you had a theory on this from the link you gave to another forum).
These are systems where any system can emerge within bigger system what is points connected to each other. It is explained and the program can be downloaded at http://www.forunecity.com/skyscraper/database/2 I explained these things here and on the forum at http://tkorrovi.proboards16.com so I only add one thing what I didn't say to Yanniru, ie in addition to numerous other properties such systems have, what I explained, they must be absolutely dynamic to enable this "imagination" Yanniru mentioned, what means to be able to generate all possibilities in certain conditions based on the system there is. There is a lot to explain but the mechanism is pretty simple.
> I am aware that a neural network may seem to be just a pattern-recognition architecture.
> However, a living neural network (whose connections are subject to possible re-consideration) is different.
> Such a network is "transparent". This would seem to indicate life and consciousness are one... Is an "absolutely dynamic system" a living system?
I don't know what you mean by "living neural network" and "transparent". Absolutely dynamic systems are artificial system what are not yet proved not to satisfy the artificial consciousness criteria (the only such proposed system). Artificial consciousness as a concept is as close to "living" consciousness as much we know objectively about consciousness.
> What is "quantum consciousness"?
You must ask physicists. It was probably coined by Penrose and as much as I understand it means an objective consciousness what appears on quantum level, cannot be calculated by the conventional equations and is necessary to explain certain quantum phenomenons like in the Bohm's ontology.
> The way words are defined by superpositions of categories seems may be sufficient to account for so-called quantum computation.
Quantum computation doesn't involve any words and so doesn't absolutely dynamic systems, the words form there only as a result of certain development. What both these things basicly involve is entanglement.