what's the difference between life and artificial life?

i mean, when will the line between natural life and artificial life would be crossed, and like robots are considered beings like us humans?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Biology defines life as follows:

    -Living things have an organized structure.

    -Life can take energy from its environment to support

    metabolic processes.

    -Life grows and develops.

    -Life reproduces.

    -Life responds to stimuli.

    -Living things adapt to changes in their environment.

    If humankind can create artificial life that meets all those criteria and keeps on meeting them, all on its own, biology will consider it to be, as alive as natural life.

    If you're talking about artificial intelligence, that's a whole new can of worms. Who knows, but I would guess that if we ever advance to a point where we possess the ability to create a being from scratch that is equal in intelligence to a human, we will have also have many other miraculous abilities. We will have fiddled around with ourselves so much and altered ourselves so much that the people of now and the people of that future will be like different species. An unimaginable and far distant future.

    Source(s): www.about.com:biology
  • 5 years ago

    Isn't it just amazing that these scientists that don't believe in Creation can not figure out how God did it - these are absolutely brilliant people who have been working on this for years. If they ever create a live cell, that is just one cell with very simple actions, just think what it would take to create a human. God created millions, maybe billions types of life, in addition, He created the Sun, moon, etc. Scientists have not created anything live. How can anyone trust these scientists when they say there is no God?~

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Due to the changing times and rapid growth of technology, i believe that this will be a very essential question.

    In my opinion, artificial life is that which is a man-made life. It is modeled in the natural.

    AI's may seem very intellectual but i believe that they do not and cannot have real human emotions and intelligence.

    I suggest you look up Searle's Chinese Room Arguement.

  • 1 decade ago

    In natural life you can love and hate,in artificial life you can't.If,one day, robots learn to love or hate,there won't be any differences between them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Until they create a machine that can evolve, artificial life is beyond our capabilities.

  • 1 decade ago

    Life is created by God. Artificial life is created by man.

  • 1 decade ago

    They won't. Artificial life is an inanimate object given the appearance of life.

    People may push their own thoughts on it, but it won't be life in the strictest sense.

  • Nothing will be Life if Life cannot be thought as "part, whole, equivalence, uniqueness, link, limit, influence, sensation, origin, derivative, rule, condition, intent, and fulfillment."

    Nothing will be Artificial Life if Artificial Life cannot be thought as "part, whole, equivalence, uniqueness, link, limit, influence, sensation, origin, derivative, rule, condition, intent, and fulfillment."

  • 1 decade ago

    Artificial life is no life.It is superficial and only a thought.Life is when you live in the real sense.

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