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by lesley_vos
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The End of the Human Era?
Replies: 21
Views: 4183

Re: The End of the Human Era?

There's always danger in progress...or what we call progress. The question is if AI is forced to be limited because of fear, can progress still proceed along the path taken. That's the problem: people are afraid of losing their power as the most intelligent creatures, a so-called "apex of creation....
by lesley_vos
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The End of the Human Era?
Replies: 21
Views: 4183

Re: The End of the Human Era?

EchoesOfTheHorizon wrote: Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:22 pm I support Skynet completely.
Oops... :)
by lesley_vos
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The End of the Human Era?
Replies: 21
Views: 4183

The End of the Human Era?

Did you read James Barrat's " Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era "? An alarm book expressing all fears about AI coming, a kind of typical modern myth. Sure, such texts are quite useful: they are well read and discussed, performing the functions of criticism... http://images.realcle...
by lesley_vos
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 780
Views: 67036

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Wyman wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:24 pm I think that we do not define all symbolism as language. True, we cannot think without symbolizing, but that is not necessarily language.
You need a word to determine that symbol. "Symbolism" itself is a language (lexical) pattern :)
by lesley_vos
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: ~ Freedom of Communication ~
Replies: 10
Views: 3375

Re: ~ Freedom of Communication ~

my moral sets
by lesley_vos
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Lost in Translation
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: Lost in Translation

Not only can they learn English, but studies have shown that 98 per cent of dolphins are atheist. it's interesting, how were scientists able to determine that? dolphins told it? even if they can learn 50 english words, i doubt they can use them in speech :mrgreen: And i doubt if scientists can unde...
by lesley_vos
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 780
Views: 67036

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

we use language to "name" things and define feelings as well as observations around. once you decide on another system of codes to communicate - for example, the image of chair will serve as a definition of "have a seat" - you might start thinking by images, lines/dots, etc. :) but i think it's clos...
by lesley_vos
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are you immortal?
Replies: 34
Views: 3922

Re: Are you immortal?

Nope. But so many people just want to believe it to be true because of the fear of death.
by lesley_vos
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 176432

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Once you live in society, there's no free will for you. even if they try to convince that it's you who choose, and it's your will - it's far from true as society has made the choice for you. it relates to the statement that each person is intelligent by himself but stupid in the crowd.
by lesley_vos
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What makes your life yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 2496

Re: What makes your life yours?

Your choices. Those you can make and control. Unfortunately, there are not so many of them you can control, which means your life isn't actually yours...
by lesley_vos
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?
Replies: 24
Views: 2957

Re: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?

The truth itself wouldn't exist without lie. it's like with good and evil: good wouldn't be good if there wasn't evil. it doesn't mean that one should lie to understand what's the truth. but he should know what's the lie to separate it from the truth. the problem is, both truth and lie are perceptual.
by lesley_vos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What does it take to start a revolution?
Replies: 13
Views: 1939

Re: What does it take to start a revolution?

lust for power, and manipulation skills to make people follow and believe you struggle for big ideas and their good rather than your own interests.
by lesley_vos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sex vs violence
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Sex vs violence

well, isn't love a war itself? a constant struggle of masculine vs feminine. more than that, when you're in love, you struggle with your ego, destroying it step by step and melting in your partner. you give up a battle to win a war (well, you believe so), you think on strategies to get what you want...
by lesley_vos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What It Means To Be Free
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: What It Means To Be Free

it means not to impose your opinion and theories as the ultimate truth :D though, to me, it's exactly what most world's philosopher did.
by lesley_vos
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: On Darkness
Replies: 35
Views: 4140

Re: On Darkness

But most importantly what is "truth"? To me, "truth" is a word that can't be defined as an absolute value. Our understanding and perception of this value forms in childhood and depends on family, neighborhood, and cultural background. Sure thing, it would be great to define it once and for all: peo...