On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Intentionally lying, defying it's programming, committing murder would all
> be good indicators. Generally when an error is blamed on the computer itself
> rather than the programming, that would be a good sign.

A computer cannot defy its programming but nothing whatsoever can defy
its programming. What you do when you program a computer, at the basic
level, is put its hardware in a particular configuration. The hardware
can then only move into future physical states consistent with that
configuration. "Defying its programming" would mean doing something
*not* consistent with its initial state and the laws of physics.
That's not possible for  - and you have explicitly agreed with this,
saying I misunderstood you when I claimed otherwise - either a
computer or a human.

Stathis Papaioannou

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