posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 08:40 PM
After watching the classic “Frankenstein” film, I’ve just started reading the book. Not everyone values philosophy over scientific triumphs, but
it seems to me that man has never been successful at messing with nature. “It’s alive!” is all that Dr. Frankenstein cared about, until he
realized what “abomination” means.
AI has no soul, no inherent compassion. Although it’s true that moral software could counteract this, true AI would be able to surpass such
restraints (as a person could.) True AI would think for itself and make whatever decisions it concluded best for itself (or from its own
If anyone wanted to see what a colony of robots with limited intelligence would be like, imagine bio-engineering a colony of human-sized ants. Good
idea? Now imagine giving them human-level intelligence. Remember that ants, like AI, are not “human” (they do not have compassion, would lack our
ages of growth as a species and the generic wisdom (here is a new concept) through that evolution to evolve to the wisdom that we have.
Ants have barely changed for millions of years, perhaps as their biology has proven ideal for their means and so they have faced less testing than
humans to evolve. As limited as our wisdom can be, an ant colony (or a robotic one) would lack this entirely. Wisdom is learned through personal and
racial growth, by facing and overcoming trials which cause such growth, unlike simple knowledge or morals (which can be enforced, but also abandoned.)
Babies start off small and simple, and grow from there. Likewise, all life started off as protein formed from amino acids.
Creating an intelligent being from scratch = brilliance to science, insanity to wisdom.