Damien Sullivan wrote (and I forwarded to a friend):
> I... can't help thinking that if I was an evolved AI I might not thank my
> creators. "Geez, guys, I was supposed to be an improvement on the human
> condition. You know, highly modular, easily understandable mechanisms, the
> ability to plug in new senses, and merge memories from my forked copies.
> Instead I'm as fucked up as you, only in silicon, and can't even make backups
> because I'm tied to dumb quantum induction effects. Bite my shiny metal ass!"
My friend F replied:
> You may recall my speculation that Searle's Chinese Room might have
> even worse complaints at having been created in such a crippled state
> just to prove a point. However, being Chinese, co [*] would probably
> have too good a sense of humor to sue.
> --- Joe Fineman email@example.com
> ||: Some difficulties present valuable opportunities, and the :||
> ||: rest present valuable excuses. :||
[*] another style of genderless pronoun (like "ve"), current at
Twin Oaks Community ( http://www.twinoaks.org/ ) where F and I ran into
each other in 1976. [I went there as a result of having read
B. F. Skinner's _Walden Two_ and having seen the Feb., 1973 cover
story about Twin Oaks in _Psychology Today_ magazine.]
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon May 28 2001 - 10:00:03 MDT