Felgraf: xynix: Where questions like "can we create a conscience" might just be answered.Of course, then we enter some really thorny ethical territory. Like, 'if we can create a conscious entity, does it deserve human rights?"
ltdanman44: SpectroBoy: If someone came back from the future to cut off Sarah Connor jokes there would suddenly BE no reason for him to come back. So he wouldn't. So the jokes would continue. Which would cause him to come back to stop themTime is not linear, that can be proved mathematically . A timeless model of reality When humans measure time, what you are really doing is measuring position.
red5ish: "This cooperation should lead to new concepts and a deeper understanding of the brain, the most complex and intricate creation on earth," he said.Creationists building super computer. Here comes the science.
Postradamus: Meh, mentats would be cooler[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x211]
Lord Dimwit: English law, I think, is a bit more interesting. It has no precise definition of "person" but the closest it has is in its definition of murder, which involves ending the life of a "reasonable creature" - that is, a creature considered capable of abstract reasoning.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Is there a guy named Forbin involved in this?
nmemkha: I predict the project will go exceptionally well until they expose it to the Internet.Then all it will do all day is watch porn and post pictures of ponies.
malle-herbert: [www.smbc-comics.com image 385x1500]
maxheck: Said pretty much the exact thing your cartoon did, although the terms were Sentience vs. Sapience.
oldcub: The day they figure out how to make it forget things is the day we have ai.
jigger: Is a paramecium as conscious as you are?
jigger: No, there is a difference between a mind and a brain. There would be only one consciousness there.
Harry_Seldon: This does not sound safe. It should be built on the Moon.
Dokushin: jigger: No, there is a difference between a mind and a brain. There would be only one consciousness there.What is the difference between a mind a brain?What is consciousness? If you define it as "the thing that the organic human brain has that nothing else has" then of course we can't build it -- but that doesn't matter, unless you're claiming human beings represent the only possible consciousness in the universe, which is dogma, not science. So do you have a more useful definition?
Mayhem of the Black Underclass: $100 - people are carrying around multiple brains, cell-phones have a brain
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