Quote of the day–Dom De Vitto

The long-standing Sci-Fi prophecy of intelligent machines rising up to enslave and destroy the human race has disappeared from modern culture.

As far as I can tell, this coincided with the release of MS-DOS.

Dom De Vitto
January 28, 2008 12:42 PM
Comment to Ethics of Autonomous Military Robots
[I was reminded of this after reading Phelps comment to this post of mine.–Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Dom De Vitto

  1. The Frankenstein model (the idea than Man’s inquisitiveness and love for his own creations will be his undoing) is alive and well. I say it’s part of the foundation of all the various form of collectivism/totalitarianism. It just takes different forms, going back at least to Icarus. You might say the Adam and Eve story, with the apple, is a warning about the dangers of our curiosity.

    I say it’s all bitter nonsense. As Ayn Rand (among countless others) put it; our brain is what separates humans from the other animals. They use wings, teeth, claws, muscle, speed, etc., while we use our individual brains– our ingenuity and our ability to communicate and build on our knowledge from one generation to another. Learn it, live it, love it.

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