robots act morally? Can we, without absurdity, treat robots as moral
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ultimate machine is an intelligent machine"; consequently,
the great fear is not that it will harm us "but it will supplant
us." Isaac Asimov.
that some future robots are sophisticated to the point where,
generations of robots having constructed generations of robots,
they know more about their own needs and capabilities than we
do, it would be logical to give them decision-making power sufficient
to safeguard their functioning. And at the point, however unlikely
to be reached, that machines would know more about men then men
themselves, it would be logical to transfer the control of men
to them - for the sake of human fulfillment." Laszio Versenyi.
the game of life and evolution there are three players at the
table: human beings, nature and machines. I am firmly on the side
of nature. But nature, I suspect, is on the side of machines"
machines are seen as able to replicate human action and thought
in ways where it is difficult or perhaps even impossible to differentiate
them from the 'real thing', the human body is often viewed as
subject to crisis and redundancy." Bryan Bloomfield, Theo
gives meaning to life without it, life is just the endless
passage of time." Ray Kurzweil.