Joseph S Barrera III wrote:
> Damn, I guess I'm really going to have to read this thing.
> But my immediate reaction is, what the hell does evolution
> have to do with a sense of self?
How the hell else do you think you got one? What, did you buy yours at Philene's
> We are actually incredibly clueless about the concept of a sense of
There's one thing we can say definitively about it, assuming you believe in "the real
world" that is: we have one because it's a survival trait.
> I've always felt that if you build something that acts like it has a
> sense of self, then you are morally obligated to *treat* it like has a
> sense of self. Hmm, but then there's the question of, is it possible
> to build something that has a sense of self but has been engineered to
> act like it doesn't? Jeez, what an ethical nightmare.
Hey, everybody catching all the guerilla shit for Spielberg's "A.I."?
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