On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> EvMick@aol.com wrote:
> > Technology defines humanity. If you describe a human with no technology then
> > youre not describing a human. I'd say the change has been immense and
> > ongoing..
> This is simply not true. A human is a human brain. A human is a human
> cognitive architecture. We may have evolved in the presence of fur
> clothing and flint axes, but take away even that, and the brain remains
> the same.
well, true; but it's arguable that the brain also remains the same
if we take away arms, legs, or the entire body, for that matter. i feel
that technology has almost developed to the point where it is a part of
being human as much as having arms is a part of being human.
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