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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:53 pm

What made Asimov such a prolific writer?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:41 pm

Do you think that he himself was possibly a humaniform robot, like Daneel?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:53 pm

Do you think robots will soon be able to write original stories and novels that we will enjoy?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:29 pm

Is there any reason why they couldn't?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:12 pm

What are the consequences of their creativity surpassing that of humans?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:28 pm

Too much quality entertainment for one person to keep up with?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:09 am

Is it possible that humans would cease being creative if their creations couldn't compete with those of robots?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:34 am

Is it possible for truly creative people to stop being creative?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:56 am

Would people listen to human-generated music if it were inferior to robot-generated music?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Do people listen to live acoustic guitars instead of studio-produced synthesizer music?
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Post by scottydog » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:05 pm

How soon until it become legal to marry a robot?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:41 pm

If Asimov had lived, do you think he would have written "Robot Marriage" as a follow up to "Robot Dreams" and "Robot Visions?"
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:04 pm

Who knows what he would have written had he not died at such a (relatively) young age?

In the future, if you married a sentient artificial life form, should you have the right to alter its program on occasion (e.g., "Computer. Make Sally more outgoing")?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:24 pm

Wouldn't a sentient artificial intelligence have the same privacy and self-determination rights as a meat person?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:35 pm

If you had to guess, how many years from now will we legally grant robots the same rights as meat people?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:36 pm

Will we grant them or will the robots take them by force?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:39 pm

Will the only surviving humans (or nations) be those who are able to wrest control of the robots?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:47 pm

Will we survive by becoming the robots?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 pm

All these unintended negative consequences of technological advancement.... do they explain the Fermi Paradox?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:51 pm

Don't you think lack of technology is a more likely explanation?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:04 am

Are you suggesting that the vast majority of life in the universe never evolves to the point of technological advancement?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:09 pm

Doesn't that make sense, seeing that the vast majority of life on Earth has been single celled, and the vast majority of multi-celled life on Earth has not been technological?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:06 pm

So if you believe that evolution usually has a "ceiling", then how is it that on Earth we were able to break the ceiling?

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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:53 pm

But does evolution proceed toward some goal that involves intelligence and technology or does it just bumble around crazily like the Keystone Cops in response to random stimuli?
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Re: Questions Only V: Where's The Beef?

Post by scottydog » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:19 pm

Does it make me an optimist to believe that evolution has a direction and (while not linear) drives life toward greater complexity and intelligence?

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