What happened to the animals in BNW?
What happened to the animals in BNW? Suggest a brief history of “pets” up to AF632. What attitudes do people have towards animals? Why are there no “conditioned” animals as pets? What are the attitudes towards animals on the reservation? Consider our society. Are pets necessary? Why? Oh and I have a searchable BNW etext […]
Should machines be “smarter” than humans?
Start here(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity). Are any of Huxley’s machines “smart”? Does Huxley’s future have any need for computation? Why, why not? Consider Huxley, what would be a “predicted future event believed to precede immense technological progress in an unprecedentedly brief time”?(Look at a the real world goal of Zyvex) Is Asimov enough? What would Young Macduff give […]
from Staying Human in an Engineered Age.
Will we decide that we’ve grown powerful enough? Can we draw a line and say, “this far and no further”? How do we control the techno-scientific juggernaut before it dehumanizes our species? Is it possible for us to refuse to do something that we can do? Must we forever grow in reach and power? Or […]