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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishman
    Secondly, electronicly implanted eyes have been around for longer than you'd think
    yeah, when I said a few years, I meant like 5-10.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Unrealpk X
    cup idea is gay for coffee. who drinks coffee? i hate ppl who drink coffee. but if it can warm tea then i will sure like it
    no, alas. It cannot warm your tea. The technology involved there is far more complex, but look for a release for tea within a few months.

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    Ohmygosh! I just started reading that book today, Serenity!!!!!

    Nanotechnology can allow for evolution; just in a different way. Advances in technology would be the new form of it. Animals are still evolving. Also, our brains could still evolve. It'd be pretty hard to replace those.

    I think that an AI should very well be considered human if it can think, feel, make decisions based on past and feelings and all... We can't decide until we actually do create them, but if it can feel, it's more human than other things. It's quite possible to create something that can feel.

    It's creating life. We already create life. That could apply to cloning too. It's the creation of life and damnit, isn't that nature?

    Anyway, a lot of people have vision problems. Of all the people I know, about a quarter - less - don't wear glasses/contacts/vision improvements of any kind. I don't, but I know I damn well need them. We're advanced enough to know we have faults, and fix them. Blindness isn't just about survival of the fittest, either. We don't live in a society where people with faults aren't allowed to procreate or whatever. Blind people can function semi-normally - with difficulty, but they're not going to die. Cancer isn't about weeding out the weak people either; it can easily affect everyone. Curing those things isn't stopping evolution.

    And finally, we don't know if there's a God or not, so we can't use that argument at all. We don't know if God created the world or not. We don't know if this possible God had any hand in anything. It's only speculation and faith. Therefore, it can't be said that theoretical God wants this or that, because there might not be a theoretical God. Or maybe theoretical God doesn't want anything. Who knows.
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    Yay! DE we should chat about it when you are finished!!! ^-^


    Quote Originally Posted by Aikido
    no, alas. It cannot warm your tea. The technology involved there is far more complex, but look for a release for tea within a few months.
    That is cute.... ^-^ Your sarcasm touches me.


    I personally don't like the idea of becoming part machine. I do however embrace the idea of having machines as tools. And even having them as tools that are in many ways smarter than ourselves. Man needs change and eventually we grow beyond this planet. But before we do something like that we need to learn to understand ourselves better than we already do.

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    I think we should accept machines, but not necessarily try to harness them all. If we can create an AI that thinks and feels, should we make that into a slave, even if it is basically human? Or should we embrace them as another sentient life form?
    ~Digital_Eon~




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    I love Isaac Asimov.

    I don't believe we should be creating intelligent life. I just... don't think it's right.

    And about weeding out the weak, yes, that is what diseases are for. But, because our species has emotions we generally think it's unethical to leave the "weak" behind. Would "survival of the fittest" be beneficial to our species?
    I don't know. Although Cancer can affect anyone, aren't people with stronger immune systems better off? Through breeding these stronger immune systems, would we find a cure [more like an immunity]to cancer?

    And, i do believe in God, so i am biased in that way.

    @childofserenity - what's soma? explanation? it was probably a diss, right?

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    I feel like the biggest problem with incorporating nano-technology or other machine transplant/implants is the degree to which it stratifies society. Think about it. It's not like one day, everyone regardless of race, sex, location, or persuation will just have these things.

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    Soma is a drug, actually. Read Brave New World to find out. XD

    It depends on the cancer. Some are lethal, some can be cured. You can't be immune - it's a genetic mutation, so it could easily happen.
    ~Digital_Eon~




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    It's from Brave New World it is basicaly valium.

    Where Isaac Asimov's robots really slaves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon
    I think we should accept machines, but not necessarily try to harness them all. If we can create an AI that thinks and feels, should we make that into a slave, even if it is basically human? Or should we embrace them as another sentient life form?
    lol, just go die. if u know programming. then tell me how u can make a program which can program itself.

 

 
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