Evolutionary psychology assumes a subject though. How does comp explain subjective discomfort with self simulation?
craig On Dec 31, 1:22 pm, Terren Suydam <terren.suy...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. > > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > > For more options, visit this group > > athttp://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 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.