1. notleia says:

    Well, humans could be said to be machines made of meat, with feelings and thoughts made by chemical reactions. THE UNCANNY VALLEY ALSO LOOKS INTO YOU.

    This is all a way of poking around what it means to be human. Or, in contrast, what it means to be inhuman, superhuman, or just nonhuman. That’s an idea I want to explore, whether and what it would take for someone human to turn in/super/nonhuman, or all at once. Or what/how much would remain human despite manipulation and tinkering. Except I feel like I need to get my master’s in psychology to do it to my satisfaction.

    • Mark Carver says:

      It’s the arrogance that irks me. In I, Robot, the sagely doctor who created the “Three Laws” declares, “One day they’ll have secrets; one day they’ll have dreams.” This is just self-aggrandizing wankery. Our greatest masterpieces will always be a cheap colorless copy of the real thing. That’s not to say we shouldn’t try, but our motivation should be to glorify the Creator as creations in His image, not to say, “I don’t need You anymore; I can do it myself.”

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