On 12/30/2011 4:23 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIuF5DcsbKU

‘The uncanny valley is a hypothesis in the field of robotics and 3D
computer animation which holds that when human replicas look and act
almost, but not perfectly, like actual human beings, it causes a
response of revulsion among human observers. The “valley” in question
is a dip in a proposed graph of the positivity of human reaction as a
function of a robot’s human likeness.’

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Mori_Uncanny_Valley.svg


Shouldn't our computation be pleased with the idea of being exported
out of it's slow and error prone flesh?


The valley occurs because something that looks and acts almost, but not exactly like a normal human being is also something that acts like a sick or psychotic or otherwise strange human being. Like a human being pretending to be a different human being - which is a danger sign. It's just generalized xenophobia.

Brent

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