[ExI] Digital Consciousness .

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 03:49:46 UTC 2013

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Gordon <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 03:22:50PM -0700, Gordon wrote:
> >> I would like sometimes to shoot my stand-alone chess computer. It
> sometimes
> >> seems as if there is a cunning SOB living in that box. I think spike can
> >> relate. But I also know it would not be murder. My chess computer is no
> more
> >> conscious than a rock.
> > I guess it's okay if an autonomous drone murders you, then.
> > Or is it the operator? Or the maker? Or the developer?
> It's the human computer operator in that case. He or she wants me dead.
> But who/what is operating my chess computer when I want to shoot it dead? I
> think I am the computer operator, but I suppose the human developers and
> manufacturers are complicit. My chess computer is no more than a blind
> unconscious tool that I am using against myself for the sport of it.

Nah, it's the cadre of lawyers, politicians and the president standing
behind the operator that said it was OK to fire that are responsible.
Perhaps responsibility for this sort of thing is distributed... :-)

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