Doktor DynaSoar <targeting at OMCL.mil> wrote in message news:<kr1pvvkoq17m9h8ote6dfdlo9ch8ntad29 at 4ax.com>...
> On 7 Jan 2004 07:29:00 -0800, guyscarsbrook at hotmail.com (Guy Lux)
> 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.
I doubt the acceptance. I think that the human environment will
become increasingly epopulated with lots of devices that give the
illusion of consciousness within the next few decades. We may grow to
distrust the illusion.
> 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.