In her writing “Cyberspace, Virtuality, and the Real,” Elizabeth Grosz states that “the concept of virtuality has been with us a remarkably long time. It is a coherent and functional idea already in Plato’s writings, where both ideas and simulacra exist in some state of virtuality…since there has been writing…there has been some idea ofContinue reading “Virtuality”
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Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?
“Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating — jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee walks through recent labor data to say: We ain’t seen nothing yet. But then he steps back to look at big history, and comesContinue reading “Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?”
Humans and Machines: Competing Arguments
Ray Kurzweil, main proponent of the Singularity theory, writes about the “Man-Machine Merger,” while Andrea Kuszewski, behavioral therapist and “robopsychologist”, poses an alternate viewpoint. Kurzweil: http://spark.qualcomm.com/salon/ray-kurzweil-man-machine-merger “Writing novels, painting pictures – these are the ultimate in human intelligence. AI will be able to do these things by 2045.” Kuszewski: http://spark.qualcomm.com/salon/technology-making-us-less-human “…error makes us human. AndContinue reading “Humans and Machines: Competing Arguments”
Humans, machines, and the structure of knowledge
A writing from Harry M. Collins of Cardiff University. http://www.stanford.edu/group/SHR/4-2/text/collins.html “Change in the way we act is not necessarily bad even when it is change from regular to behavior-specific action, but we want to continue to be free to decide how best to carry out our acts. We do not want to lose our freedomContinue reading “Humans, machines, and the structure of knowledge”