On 2/7/2013 8:35 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
I don't think that will happen unless they aren't robots. The whole point is that the degree to which an organism is conscious is inversely proportionate to the degree that the organism is 100% controllable. That's the purpose of intelligence - to advance your own agenda rather than to be overpowered by your environment. So if something is a robot, it will never be accepted by anyone as conscious, and if something is conscious it will never be useful to anyone as a robot - it would in fact be a slave.
You don't think slaves were useful?? Tell it to the Romans, Greeks, Syrians, Babylonians, Egyptians,... Do you think oxen are conscious? Dogs? Horses?
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