Re: My view of AI.

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 15:13:01 MDT

> Brent Allsop wrote: Why would an
> android have to go to talk to "Dr. Know" like he did? Surely he would
> be able to, if he didn't already have it - purchase and install a
> direct interface into the world of all internet knowledge... I hated it.

Brent, I saw this as a clever if cynical commentary on the future
of the web. Dr. Know was a kind of extrapolation of search
engines. There was an interesting comment that "information is
now the only thing that really costs anything."

Consider it equivalent to the Star Wars sight gag of the speeder
that could hover in a 1 G field without anything running, yet to
actually move forward required two enormous engines of some
sort. {8^D I actually got a good laugh outta Dr. Know. spike

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