Doktor DynaSoar <targeting at OMCL.mil> wrote in message news:<kr1pvvkoq17m9h8ote6dfdlo9ch8ntad29 at 4ax.com>...
> You want to see an acceptable artificial
> life/intelligence/consciousness? Create a robot capable of acting
> enough like it to convince most people, then make it soft and fuzzy
> and warm and huggable, and people will accept it as such. Peoples'
> acceptance can be measured. "Consciousness" can't. Of course
> scientists who stand to gain by maintaining the argument will
> disagree, but when they do so most people will either ignore them or
> tell them to shut up, and hug their electronic friend.
I think we would need to suggest that consciousness should be
measurable before we claim it as scientists who strive to be more
ethically responsible than Sony Robotics Entertainment Division.