Re: Why Not Planet of the Apes?

Tony B. Csoka (
Sun, 8 Jun 1997 16:08:13 -0700 (PDT)

Yes, but how much should we pay them :-)

Tony B. Csoka

> 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?