Date: Wed 20 Nov 2002 - 05:44:57 GMT
> The thing about computers is, they don't "care" about anything.
> That's something we'll have to teach them.
That requires a body that is crucial to their survival.
> >I thought I'd read that in some of the AI experiments in Texas the
> >computers are beginning to "learn"...
> >And here's the other question - yes, the ideas are ORIGINALLY input
> >by humans - but they are no longer passed along by humans
> >necessarily. So do memes *care* if the medium is aware of the meme?
> >Murrieta, CA
> >"My treasures do not clink together nor glitter. They gleam in the
> >sun and bray in the night."
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> > > As near as I can tell, computers only pass memes from humans to
> > > other humans. They pass the encoded message from computer to
> > > computer, but so far the computers don't get the message, they
> > > just pass it. Only humans understand it. The day the computer
> > > understands the message is the day we'd better get ready to pass
> > > the baton and let the new kid take over.
> > >
> >Not only do the computers not understand it, they also did not create
> >it. It was inputted to the computers by human interfacers. Wade is
> >right about this point; only when computers begin to demonstrate
> >authentically creative behavior can we begin to contemplate granting
> >that they might be experiencing self-aware states.
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