clarify please... keep Poe's law in mind.
Fair enough. I'll try to steer clear of Godwin's Law, though.
The way Scott Adams lays it out, I'm not 100% sure that Trump is a total nincompoop anymore. This whole act may in fact be a carefully calculated and very shrewd act, designed to steer the election in whatever direction he wants. Which may or may not include putting a terrible hairpiece in the Oval Office.
Like I said, I'm still not entirely convinced and need to think about everything some more. Will probably re-read Adams' article, just for good measure. Hope that satisfies the Poe conundrum.
Uh, I have to go think about stuff now. I feel so manipulated.
If you call copy-paste programming. They took an "executable", dumped it from the worm's brain, put it in a robot and found it acts like a worm. The behavior emerged through evolution and was encoded in the neurons by nature, not the researchers. If you could dump a human brain, put it in a robot and have it act like a human without ever "reverse engineering" it that would be most impressive.
All of this is true, but the inputs and outputs still have to be mapped to the appropriate endpoints. Unless, of course, mapping them at random still produces the perfect Lego/worm beast after a little bit of real-world action. The article doesn't talk about this, so I'm assuming the sensors and effectors were hooked up to the proper Lego tools by hand.
Which, in my book, counts as programming.
I blame the lack of autopilot for these human fingers.
As long as we're going to reinvent the wheel again, we might as well try making it round this time. - Mike Dennison