There's a pretty straightforward explanation in terms of evolutionary psychology... nothing that contradicts comp.
Terren On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Dec 31, 2:43 am, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: >> 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_Valle... >> >> > 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. > > But what is the computational justification for xenophobia? Why does > novel or unconventional computation = 'strange' rather than 'wonderful > variation'? > > Craig > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.