Sunday, November 4, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Man, Robot, Thunderhill and the wrong mania to compete machines…

_63853067_audittsPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-11-04]: Man marginally won an automatic robotic car in a race at the Thunderhill track in California. [source: BBC News] Why are we consumed by that mania to compete machines in things that are not built to do? How many of us can run faster than a Porsche? Surely some day in the future we will lose in driving as we have lost in chess and running as well. But what does this mean? If we stay stuck on our "mechanical performance" then we will not only certainly lose in every area by the real machines, but we will also forget what it really means to be human...

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