- Anonymous2 decades agoFavorite Answer
To create an artificial being has been the dream of man since the birth of science. Not merely the beginning of the modern age, when our borebearers astonished the world with the first thinking machines: primitive monsters that could play chess.
How far we have come. The artificial being is a reality of perfect simulacrum, articulated in limb, articulate in speech, and not lacking in human response…
…and even pain memory response.
How did that make you feel? Angry? Shocked?
I don’t understand.
What did I do to your feelings?
You did it to my hand.
Aye. There’s the rub. Undress.
At Cybertronics of New Jersey, the artificial being has reached its highest form. Universally adopted mecha, the basis for hundreds of models, serving the human race in all the multiplicity of daily life.
That’s far enough. But we have no reason to congratulate ourselves. We are, rightly, proud of it, but what does it amount to?
A sensory toy, with intelligent behavioral circuits, using neurone sequencing technology as old as I am. I believe that my work on mapping the impulse pathways in a single neurone can enable us to construct a mecha of a qualitatively different order. I propse that we build a robot, who can love.
- Anonymous2 decades ago