Using hexagonal carbon nanotubesarranged in fractal patterns with a hexagonal motif, that then share resonance traits of microtubules and using either ultrasonic or radio waves to vibratethe nanotubes at 8 mhz or something similar to human brain microtubules would , I think , be one method to create an antenna or receiver for a bit ofconsciousness. Yeah yeah, well, they say...." Well yes we do know those guys, (or should) but then what was all that business earlier about "can't go there? In fact he has made an android copy of himself Geminoid HI-1.
A moving story about a Vietnam vet brother coming from her mouth NEEDS TO BE TALKED ABOUT BECAUSE HOW DID THE TECHNOLOGY OF ROBOT COME up with that? Most fascinating since it's a step beyond robot answering who is Hillary Clinton. Customer service, health insurance, law, finance, education ... listening to this podcast I was on Facebook and saw this status of a 16 year old that I know: "So I'm cleaning my room at 2 in the morning (don't ask why but at least my mom should be happy that I'm even cleaning it) and I am going through this box and I see my ferbie... I honestly thought it was gonna murder me." Thought it was fitting. He taught a workshop on falling, jumping and physical applications of mime and clowning. Chung is accurate when suggesting that machines are just as alive as humans. Skinners "Beyond Freedom and Dignity" book to get a better outlook. Krulwich's assertion that interacting with a robot isn't "real." If a human being is programmed to respond or feel because of past behavioral reinforcement histories, is that any more real that a computer generated response doing the same thing. User: He was brought up amidst the war in Vietnam and although surrounded by the devastation of his homeland he committed his life to peace in the world. The key question that never got answered (I think that they do this on purpose, dancing all around it tantalizingly) is whether we are alive.
Instead the commentators just marveled at it in a way that excluded listener. a series of checklists and calculated gradations to categorize and direct a set of tasks. are we making machines smarter or dumbing down the rest of society so that they fit in better? The Furby thing is interesting, but the discussion with Caleb Chung could have benefitted from just another 30 seconds of digging into his argument - it's rooted in the kind of thinking that underlies behaviorism, a theory of mind that was cutting edge in the first half of the last century. I am very happy to hear that he has found a vocation where his study of human gesture has been put to such good use. From a behaviorist perspective, love, hate, thinking, freedom, etc," are conceptual labels that we use to describe a behavioral set. If this is the case then any programmer could replicate a behavioral set to produce the construct. Our affinity to feel "real" does not lie outside of ourselves but rather is interpreted internally! Chris Fernandes, LMHCBehavioral Psychotherapist Thank you again for a wonderful show. That is, from a completely materialistic pov, once we totally understand how our own brains work, will we be able to say that we are any more alive than a program that we also understand completely.
It's more of a testament to our ability to adapt that anything else really. PS: it is a little odd that Robert acts so incredulous about Monism but later just throws out, "ya' know, those singularity guys, (Kurzweil et al) of course, of course! The Furby may be assembled, but it won't do anything until you add batteries - just as humans need electricity to function.
If we need a companion, we'll take anything that is available and normalise all it's strange abnormalities in or minds, so we can keep the conversation going. " So you're telling us you ARE familiar with these concepts, you just reject them? If I had all of the necessary parts to make a Furby, I could assemble them to working order.
How would we treat them , what rights would they have.would teach them altruism. If it is true that consciousness builds up gradually in the human as the numbers of microtubules increase while the human develops -to end up with a certain number of microtubules to hold-as it were- a certain 'mass' of consciousness, then having the entire amount of consciousness arriving in the carbon nanotube structure at the same moment with EYES WIDE OPEN may present somecomplications ...maybe not? Individually, no one cell in our body thinks or feels, but, together, they form a unified whole that sees itself not as some gestalt consciousness formed of multiple components, but a single, thinking, feeling entity. AI might be a long way from being human, but it often seems very close to being alive.