Re: Japanese Dynamism

From: KPJ (
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 04:58:20 MDT

It appears as if Anders Sandberg <> wrote:

+ But the Japanese have a much
|more favorable view of the creation of artificial beings, most likely
|due to the more dynamist view of ensoulment (as well as various
|cultural and social factors, ranging from "Atomic Boy" in the 50's to
|how robotics was introduced in factories). As a roboticist I know
|said, "If you want to become a roboticist, learn Japanese - they have
|such a natural attitude to robots!".

Yes. The anime ``Kokaku kidotai'' (known in the USA as ``Ghost in the Shell'')
shows this very well, IMO. <URL:>

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