posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:50 PM
reply to post by WarJohn
Actually, we are hard-wired for "survival of species" ahead of our "survival of self." It is more important that we breed than it is that we
live. Many species are killed during the act of breeding, but they do it anyway. Even humans regularly risk life and limb just for the opportunity
to practice breeding.
A robot on the other hand only has whatever motivations we program into it. The hardware is probably worth a lot more than the software, so if a
robot were able to calculate risk, it should probably take the opportunity that provides the least chance of damaging its equipment, even if it means
"dying" whatever that is to a robot. In this way, the other robots could use it for parts to make repairs to themselves.
NOW, on the spiritual aspect of humans, we had a guy named "Stonewall Jackson." He sat up high and mighty in his saddle even as horses were shot
out from under him and people died all around him, and advisors begged to keep him off the front lines. His reasoning? "God has already determined
the time and place of my death, what do I have to fear?"
We fight just for the sake of fighting. Win or lose is of no consequence, we simply need to undertake the battle for our own personal growth.