[PD] ethics of the machine (was Pd *is* a programming language!)
arturos at ufl.edu
Sun Oct 1 05:10:18 CEST 2006
Not quite sure where this is heading. Machines are the extensions of
man (think of robots as our next evolutionary stage) and as such
deserve respect in my opinion. As designers of software (the soft-
machines) or hardware we bear responsibility. Since PD in many cases
is used to send control messages to "machines" and the resulting
actions might appear to be autonomous (as products of neural logic
for example) ethical questions arise as to the final results or
consequences. So, respect for the object of our creation reflects or
manifests who we are.
On Sep 30, 2006, at 10:23 PM, Yves Degoyon wrote:
> In 1952, Turing was convicted of "acts of gross indecency" after
> admitting to a sexual relationship with a man in Manchester. He was
> placed on probation and required to undergo hormone therapy.
> Turing died after eating an apple laced with cyanide in 1954,
> sixteen days short of his 42nd birthday. His death is regarded by
> most as an act of suicide.
> respect plants and animals, not machines!
> Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>> On Sat, 30 Sep 2006, chris clepper wrote:
>>> On 9/29/06, Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:
>>>> What? The internet is not a data store.
>>> It's the catalog for the store.
>> It's not directly a data store, because any kinds of things lie
>> between the data stores of the internet, and the user... if there
>> is even a data store. Often the servers are used for computations
>> rather than storage.
>> A catalog for a data store is itself a data store.
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