On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:19:13 PM UTC-4, Liz R wrote:
>
> On 17 October 2013 14:08, Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com <javascript:>
> > wrote:
>
>> How could a machine be racist if it is totally incapable of any form of 
>>> relation or sentience, according to you?
>>>
>>
>> Not according to me, I'm going along with Bruno. By his view, I am a 
>> machine, or a product of a machine, so if I am racist against machines, 
>> then it is inevitable that there will be machines who are similarly racist 
>> against humans or biology - the only difference being that they may be 
>> placed in a position to exert much more control on the world.
>>
>  
> I don't remember Bruno saying that. (Unless one considers arithmetic to be 
> a machine?)
>

Yes, if I understand his view correctly, Bruno considers arithmetic to be 
behind mechanism, mechanism to be behind awareness, and awareness to be 
behind physics. 

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