posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 07:21 AM
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
I guess i'm asking what you lot think of non-living things like computers having a mind? (When i say non-living i mean things which do not need to
eat to stay alive! Innanimate.... that's the word i was looking for.... thanks Moderator!)
I ask this because for the first time today i actually sat through 2001:A Space Odyssey and HAL got me thinking about the Mind because it's not
actually a visible thing so maybe computers can have minds too or even a rock....
What ya think?
This probably sounds silly but Buddhists believe all things can have a mind because it is just a word.... something we call it as it holds our
thoughts.... and that when we die our Minds can drift off into some other living or non-living thing....
[edit on 19-7-2009 by TruthxIsxInxThexMist]
Good thread. I always like to read some threads that make you think rather than dictate, its a rarity these days it seems.
When it comes to computers or AI if you like I have always wondered.
If something is constantly making its own calculations from a set of programmed laws and calculating them precisely with random bits of data left over
from the code or after the code has been used. It is highly unlikely but possible that over time those codes eventually make sense to the machine and
with each mistake carried out comes more and more calculations from the original mistake. Resulting in an AI that is not working within its original
programming if that makes sense. Ghost in the machine.
Other people might just say windows
Is that self awareness or just a mistake? Thats the question I guess.
Human have electrical currents that run through their bodies, the brain creates, decodes and carries out those messages of information. The organs we
have allow us to experience the world around us which in turn allows us to learn.
As for things such as televisions, radios or toasters. They are not self aware because they have no intelligence. As for electricity, if that is life
then everything is alive in a sense but at different levels of awareness.
Bet you Tesla could share a few thoughts if he were still here.
[edit on 20-7-2009 by XXXN3O]