WARNING! In the postmodern world where feelings trump reason, AIs will be given human-like rights. All it takes is an AI with a body of a 5-year old girl horribly abused by a pedophile.
We’re creating machines that not only has the likeness of the human mind but we’re also giving them corporeal forms that mimic our likeness. Now the genie is out of the bottle, like a toothpaste once squeezed out would never go back into the tube. So, we have to deal with it.
The socio-political argument that will be made (or is already being made) is: if the machine has the likeness of the human mind, we should give this machine human-like rights. Not to mention, should we have AI laws?
I’m very very weary of this topic and humanity as whole should tread lightly in addressing these issues. It’s a very very slippery slope.
All organisms (including humans) depend upon their accurate perception of reality in order to survive. Organisms that inaccurately perceive reality dies.
Societies that misjudge reality throughout history either died or are conquered. Armies that miscalculate the realities of the battle field are slaughtered. Individuals who perceived reality inaccurately paid the cost with their life. Civilizations that diverged from reality crumbled
In a chaotic post-truth, post-modern world and a relativistic society knowing reality [objectively] is the first casualty. The Truth is a commodity that is increasingly becoming rare.
Fake news is everywhere. There’s my facts vs your facts, where there should be just facts. Science when put in quotes, “science,” suddenly transforms into mere opinions.
It’s claimed that there’s no such thing as reality. It’s also claimed that there’s no such thing as truth. It’s also said that we live in a simulation and therefore nothing matters… people actually believe that!