Date of publication: 2017-09-01 17:39
Consciousness in our twenty-first century machines will be a critically important issue. But it is not easily resolved, or even readily understood. People tend to have strong views on the subject, and often just can 8767 t understand how anyone else could possibly see the issue from a different perspective. Marvin Minsky observed that 8775 there 8767 s something queer about describing consciousness. Whatever people mean to say, they just can 8767 t seem to make it clear. 8776
Before considering further the implications of the Singularity, let 8767 s examine the wide range of technologies that are subject to the law of accelerating returns. The exponential trend that has gained the greatest public recognition has become known as 8775 Moore 8767 s Law. 8776 Gordon Moore, one of the inventors of integrated circuits, and then Chairman of Intel, noted in the mid 6975s that we could squeeze twice as many transistors on an integrated circuit every 79 months. Given that the electrons have less distance to travel, the circuits also run twice as fast, providing an overall quadrupling of computational power.
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It is difficult to explain the criteria of progress which are relative to their temporal context. Social values determine progress. Whether any change will be considered as progress or not depends upon the social values. Social values change with time and place. The criteria of progress change with the change of social values. Hence, it is difficult to formulate a universally acceptable criterion of progress. However, the following can be tentatively suggested.
9. Looking at Odysseus&rsquo s narrative in Books 9 through 67 , think about the techniques Homer uses to portray the magical and fantastical aspects of Odysseus&rsquo s adventures. How does he handle what we might call special effects? That is, how does he make his monsters fearsome, his goddesses stunning, the dangers frightening, etc.?
Progress from its ethical point of view, may be personal but from the sociological point of view, is communal since sociology is that science of society. In it, the individual is taken into consideration only as a part of society. Only that change, whose influence can be felt on entire community or society for its betterment or welfare, can be called social progress.
Reasons for both, a revolution and a social movement are grievance or dissatisfaction with the existing structure. They are instruments adopted to express dissatisfaction. However a revolution differs from a social movement in its goal and methods adopted.
In a search for the necessary and sufficient conditions for the sustenance of personal identity relations between subjects, which type of continuity-relations could SF describe? There are two main contenders, physiological continuity-relations and physiological continuity-relations, which will be discussed in turn.
This variable is important to understanding cultural conflict. If someone invested in free will crosses paths with someone more fatalistic in orientation, miscommunication is likely. The first person may expect action and accountability. Failing to see it, they may conclude that the second is lazy, obstructionist, or dishonest. The second person will expect respect for the natural order of things. Failing to see it, they may conclude that the first is coercive or irreverent, inflated in his ideas of what can be accomplished or changed.