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  •  Well, we have to think of several scenarios... (0+ / 0-)

    1. HAL, who went mad due to a human-like crisis/conflict...

    2. Mr. Data, and Lor, who struggled with the human self-preservation vs. the threat of others...

    3. iRobot's Sunny, who was as frustrated as a 13 year old trying to feel his oats, and was still as concerned for others as a person who has learned a bit during a lifetime (probbly ethics and morals from his father/creator)

    And a few others...

    It will NOT be a brain until it has the ability to be self-reflective, just as we, animals and some fungi, plants, unicellular living organisms and even bacteria take care of themselves.

    If the self-preservation, self-reflection, self-constructing and I-Thou abilities are not there, it will just be an operating system, a machine, a ballistic device. Check out William T. Powers' notion of "living control systems" for a much better articulation of what I am talking about.

    --UB.

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

    by unclebucky on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:00:08 PM PST

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