a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Flying they say gives a feeling of freedom, perhaps you shall be happier with your own plane flying your own way free to roam the sky's.
As for automation, oh fine it shall indeed replace pilot's but it has no soul man, it does not have free will and it shall indeed make mistake's
leading to disasters.
Take the recent Ethiopia disaster, a machine does not feel a responsibility to the passengers, to there family's or to the people on the ground, it
has no empathy and it is not alive with no awareness only a set of computer calculation's based on data provided by transducers/sensors that may
themselves be far from perfect, sensor's that may measure atmospheric pressure wrong, mistake altitude over ground and and a program that is so
inflexible that it will do what it has been programmed to do no matter the consequence even over riding pilot's whom try to save there passengers as
happened in that crash.
Machines may indeed replace people as pilot's, pilot's and workers BUT they will never BE people, they will never feel the rush of flying or the
sense of freedom you did, they will never have a soul but like an intricate clockwork they will simply do what they are made to do, what there flawed
designers and programmers designed them to do.
And machines will never have a true independent motive beyond there limited clockwork subroutines, they will never have intuition or a sense of
danger, they will never have free will or a sense of responsibility to those whom rely upon them for there safety.
But greed demand's them, greed and selfishness demand's that these clockwork slaves replace the workers but then without those workers whom will buy
the product, want to travel to deal with other human's when all the human's are gone.
It is not yet too late to pull the plug on AI but humanity is like a sleep walker moving toward a cliff edge.
Imagine though you flew yet you did so as a driver, a pilot and just imagine what it must be like to feel the wind under your wing's, to see the
smallest movement and detail at a huge distance and to be able to move from a lazy hover riding the thermals to a high speed dive upon your prey, to
be able to land like a kestrel and to then carry our prey off - but then imagine how boring it all must be for a bird that has a brain so small it has
no rationality or ability to empathize or to wonder what that horse that is running across the plane's so fast feel's.
And remember even if the last page is closed your book is still so much more interesting than a hundred book's written from the point of view of a
kestrel or a horse - let along a soulless consciousness devoid computer program will ever be.
Humanity has been flying ever since it wondered what the stars were and watched with envy as the birds flew through the air but only really in there
And it is in your heart were flying really matters.
As for the system that caused the crash over in Ethiopia, was it the software or the sensor's that made it fail.
Was it the system designer or a cheap skate budget cutting manufacturer that used substandard part's and then said they were fit for purpose.
On a flow chart at which stage in the process did the system malfunction, what caused that malfunction and was that an oversight on the part of the
system designers or a fault at the manufacturing stage or simply a lack of data were more sensors and more data could have allowed a more accurate
analysis of the planes situation and environmental parameters preventing the automatic system from diving the plane into the ground - if so was it
down to time constraint's and budget limitation's or was it genuinely a badly designed system as to my mind the concept is sound just it's execution
seem's to have gone very wrong on these two occasion's.
Should the system have had a parameter that would not allow it to cut in if the altitude over terrain was too low, should the system have been a part
of a number of system's prioritizing different system's at lower altitude in order to prevent this tragedy were more appropriate system's would have
taken over at those lower altitudes and prevented this one from executing it's function as it did with such tragic result's.
And can any person ever be held solely responsible for what seem's to have been a faulty system that was designed with the best of intention's and
which they genuinely believed would actually save lives.