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Subject Re: agency theory and software development
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:32:01 GMT
On 13-08-15 01:18 AM, Kristian Rosenvold wrote:
> 2013/8/14 SARTAJ HUNDAL <>:
>> Given the future of computation and being in a technological singularity,
>> how do we divert a total disaster when the 'machines' have solid bodies?
>> Since Hume, we have had theories about "ghosts in the machine", and if we
>> look even at the beginnings of AI since MIT, it's clear that the software
>> often has a mind of its own and takes us on courses we never intended to go
>> on.
>> Finite-state automata, with no solution to the Halting problem, actually
>> have exhibited free will and agency. In that respect, how do we reclassify
>> our notions of human and animal rights when such a species actually has the
>> entire compendium of human history, knowledge and the universe? Think Data
>> from Star Trek.
> Given the recent activity on our vote threads, I fear this has already happened.
> Kristian
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I'm not so sure we have anything to fear, Maxwell's Daemon is a timeless 
notion. If anything, they strive to achieve unity with the LOGOS.

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