reply to post by billy565
I'm not sure if this is true but if it is it's terrifying.
Absolutely, and I could not agree more.
This sounds a little like science fiction but didn't they say that about smart phones and the internet not all that long ago?
Yes, and in science fiction the term for such was androids, indistinguishable from humans in virtually every way, except they did not bleed, required
updating for their software, debatedly developed similar human emotions causing an ethical quandary as to whether their "lives," had less value than
the "human," or "natural" counterpart...
Same as the ideas of clones in an early Frank Herbert series, the clones used for space exploration, rather than risking humans, as the clones were,
again, thought to have lesser intrinsic value for they were not considered natural humans. Incidentally, the "clones" were exploring space on
ships run by what was called an OMC, organic mental core, which was a human brain, beefed up with "wetworks," an interface with a computer allowing
for instantaneous uploading of complex information for speedier thought processing and decision making, and the organic mental core's job was to run
all processes of the ship, as well as navigation and delegation to crew of clones. The problem was the OMC on every mission always went insane. So,
the clone team's job was to build out of mechanical parts a machine, computer, capable of taking the OMC's place, which required, by necessity,
trying to emulate consciousness, raising, of course, a whole other set of ethical considerations and the problem of defining consciousness and what
Dangerously close here to getting off topic, but the point I'm getting at here, after all that, is who is to say that we are even "natural
humans," any longer, anyway. We have plenty of evidence we have, in fact, become automatons through technology already, and perhaps even for quite
some time now. Just something to ponder in relationship to what they are building, which I suspect has been already built, quite some time ago, using
"natural humans," and control over us as the "prototype."