Brett Borsvold

Tecumseh, MI, United States

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Brett Borsvold
Posted almost 3 years ago
As unmanned drones, algorithms and prosthetics blur the distinction between man and machine, what, if anything, does it mean to be human?
Neat. I tend to wonder what people think of nature, and humanity's effects on it, whenever I come across 'all-natural/organic' when in the store. As that essay states, nothing on this planet has been untouched by man. The same is true of agriculture, we've spent thousands of years to get ourselves and our food to where its at now. Doesn't that mean its impossible to find non-engineered food in any form?
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Brett Borsvold
Posted almost 3 years ago
As unmanned drones, algorithms and prosthetics blur the distinction between man and machine, what, if anything, does it mean to be human?
I see the subjectiveness as being the various cultural perspectives. It seems like it'd be nice to have everything seen one way but that diversity is pretty beneficial in practice. Is there a way to understand it all enough to create an universal ethical code? I see this is as why so many resort immediately to Asimov's 3 Laws.
111008
Brett Borsvold
Posted almost 3 years ago
As unmanned drones, algorithms and prosthetics blur the distinction between man and machine, what, if anything, does it mean to be human?
"We will find a way" says it all about being human. Would you say the difference is from our perspective as 'humans' in that we're not machines/humans? Everything is measurable it seems, and what's measurable is manageable; isn't that what logic is? I'm starting to see logic itself as something we label 'machine' because of the reasonable expectations we put on everything.