posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 02:27 PM
Here is the problem with the whole robot/transhumanism utopia that is fully ignored by all involved.
Self-reflection. This is an innate human souled being quality. Humans live to live, and for no other reason. As such, the enjoy a uniquely inherent
system called self-reflection. It is a simple system which can best be seen when a human learns something new AND relates that to their overall being.
Learning how to weld a car bumper can be taught to a machine, but what welding that car bumper means to the human doing it is different.
No machine can ever, ever be taught self reflection. Never. They can be taught parameters of evaluation, but those parameters, and the judgments made
from them are only as good as the programming. Self-reflection cannot be translated into one's and zero's or into some future quantum computing
utopian system either.
Now. There has been a thousands year long effort to get the humans on the planet to forget they are self-reflective. The church was the main proponent
of this effort for ages, divine right of kings, government all to a crack at it and now science is the controller of this. All the systems were put
in place to get humans to accept the idea that being a mindless drone is all there is by creating an external system that does their reflection by
both denying the reflection and giving them answers to the questions that might trigger reflection.
The robot/transhumanism B&^%$it is all about getting the humans to see themselves as less then a robot, to see themselves as so low, so pathetic that
even a robot can make moral decisions better then them
After all a machine can beat a chess master, right, right? Yes, but the human knows why he did what he did, and knows the satisfaction or failure of
the game's process based on the inherent self-reflection system. The robot knows nothing of how the effort relates to gaining a greater
understanding of itself. Two robots playing chess against each other is the single most meaningless event in human history because of the absence of
Morality can be programmed into a machine. Even compassion can be programmed in - "cry when you see a baby cry," and a human will interpret that as
compassion if they are taught to.
But you can never, never, never program a robot to be self reflective as it is a uniquely human trait that requires a soul. There is another unique
thing a human does which will no be programmed in either, daydreaming (imagination) but this is born of self-reflection.
BONUS: For those who have made it this far. If you run into a person who is not self-reflective, or cannot daydream - run away as fast as you can
because they are no like you. If you are not self-reflective or cannot daydream - sorry.