Re: Why Not Planet of the Apes?
Sun, 8 Jun 1997 17:29:47 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 08/06/97 21:21:56, you write:

> Friday night I was listening to a Bio prof talk about the monkeys he
> uses in his research. They are rugged and damn smart, and are trained
> to help run each new experiment.
> If any brand of AI researcher had a computer that good, they'd
> probably think they were very close to the holy grail. But here we do
> have such computers, and we don't put them to much use besides
> studying their brains.
> So why is it exactly that we haven't trained such monkeys to do real
> jobs around in our society? Couldn't they be trained to be security
> guards, to sweep streets, to wash cars, or to run machines in
> factories? Yes language is important for many jobs, but for all jobs?
> Sure they like to be with each other, but couldn't teams of monkeys
> work together?

Phoned any technical support lines lately!? You're right it's about time we
gave animals a place in society. This is like my idea of engineering bee's
to make alternative food products (which I submitted under my former address With genetic egineering we could make a variety of even
more useful animals, and maybe even useful people!