Ask A Genius 277 – The Future for Kindness (3)

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Ask A Genius 277 – The Future for Kindness (3)

September 1, 2017

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Rick Rosner: But maybe that thing would be more effective with feelings, and maybe there is an argument to be made for sophisticated piece of machinery like that, that simulates feelings to have actual feelings.  I don’t know what that argument would be actually, why you would be arguing to turn an inanimate object into a thinking being with all the potential suffering and risks that might entail, and that doesn’t seem necessarily seem like a great move.  On the other hand, if you have a thing that is on the verge of thinking, but it exists in like

On the other hand, if you have a thing that is on the verge of thinking, but it exists in like equivalent brain damaged world because all of half-assed-ness that went into its construction, maybe it would be a mitzvah to make it fully conscious.  There are going to be all sorts of arguments around who deserves kindness, consideration, legal rights, financial resources, and it all boils back down to having good models of what’s happening in the brains or information processors of these various things.

My conservative buddy Lance, that’s the thing people are resistant to because it is really tough, my buddy Lance last night, went back to the black box argument saying he is not interested in if people have racist thoughts, he is only interested in, because I was arguing that everybody is racist to a certain extent.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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