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Comment Re:Driving is a social activity (Score 1) 748

Driving is and always been the most intense social activity we will engage in on a daily basis. We cooperate and even conspire with each other to break the law in order to get to our destinations quickly and safely. I doubt they will be able to program the complex second by second social decisions we make every day. I think Google now thinks the same as they have separated out the autonomous car part of Google, probably because they expect it to be sued into oblivion eventually by the families of autonomous car killed human drivers. If an autonomous car breaks the law and someone dies, the record is there in the database. Present that to the jury and watch the money flow. If they want autonomous cars to be on the roads of this country with humans, a corrupted and incompetent Congress will make sure we have to accept a certain number of machine-caused deaths and maimings. The Congress will have to strip human legal rights to allow widespread use of killer machines on our highways. Google has the bribe money to bring this about.

Another point: OSHA doesn't allow a certain amount of machine-caused deaths and maimings in our industries, why would it here?

Comment Driving is a social activity (Score 0) 748

Driving is and always been the most intense social activity we will engage in on a daily basis. We cooperate and even conspire with each other to break the law in order to get to our destinations quickly and safely. I doubt they will be able to program the complex second by second social decisions we make every day. I think Google now thinks the same as they have separated out the autonomous car part of Google, probably because they expect it to be sued into oblivion eventually by the families of autonomous car killed human drivers. If an autonomous car breaks the law and someone dies, the record is there in the database. Present that to the jury and watch the money flow. If they want autonomous cars to be on the roads of this country with humans, a corrupted and incompetent Congress will make sure we have to accept a certain number of machine-caused deaths and maimings. The Congress will have to strip human legal rights to allow widespread use of killer machines on our highways. Google has the bribe money to bring this about.

Comment Mentis again (Score 1) 189

" Behavior is a manifestation of intelligence, and nothing more. Imagine lying still in a dark room. You can think, and are therefore intelligent. But you’re not producing any behavior."

Yes, you can think, but why do you? Because you have a motivation array with no off switch to satisfy. And yes, you are creating behavior to satisfy the human motivation array. It is called thought. What we commonly call intelligence is the combination of the HMI (Human Motivation Array) and its tool "intelligence." Together they comprise the "Mentis" and I suggest building "intelligence" alone is like building the tool without the machine it is supposed to work with to accomplish the task. The HMI and "intelligence" work together to build a behavior-space to satisfy the HMI. We spend our lives building and executing behaviors to satisfy our individual variation in the nominal HMI. Until researchers accept the Mentis and aim their work at that more difficult problem we cannot say we (humans) have created "artificial intelligence." Pain is the negative feedback we get from not being able to build and execute behaviors to satisfy the HMI. We see the result on the nightly news.

Comment This same kind of effect (Score 4, Interesting) 298

This same kind of psychological effect came during the Vietnam war when soldiers would be fighting one day and a few days later, back home in the States. This created great stress on returning vets. The human mind is not made for such rapid context shifts. They don't often occur in nature. Television is doing it more, and more rapidly too. No wonder people are beginning to pull away.

Comment Wow, the PC nonsense goes on (Score 1) 185

If you have to help, encourage, hand-up, set aside jobs, reconstruct the work culture and environment for, women, then they just aren't motivated to do it, whatever it is, including tech. Women are half the population of the world and the species. You can't keep them from doing what they want to do. If they naturally do not want to do tech, leave it be. It is just the forcing, once again, of a secondary standard, a woman's standard, to primacy. All feminish men (men who accept the female worldview and agenda, even to the point of denying real differences) like Cook will accomplish is the destruction of male aggressive creativity in tech. This continuing war on males and male attributes must end if we desire to continue as a powerhouse of tech in the world.

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