If you were a computer program, how might you act differently?
... I'm referring to Ray Kurzweil's Singularity theory. He believes we will upload and digitize our minds in a matter of decades. Consider the implications.
Hopefully, every emotional nuance and memory would be there (you could create a digital set of neurons - each with the same firing thresholds). I've seen (and been a victim of) "social programming" (more like an attempt to lobotomize, erase and castrate the victim). I would not want to live the way they tried to make me, so I'm not hot on the idea of being turned into a program at all.
Interesting question, will this theoretically improve our minds? People are already subject to viruses, will we also be loaded with spam and subject to hacking?
This will bring immortality to the human race and will also augur its demise.
To negate mortality is to kill it and us as human beings.
I'm super inquisitive. So, as a computer program I'd be different in that the traditional script of accommodating others questions I'd be full of flaws, not perfect, and not omniscient like to all mighty God!
If I were a computer program, I would not be too subjective. Sometimes I find it difficult to look at things objectively. Too sensitive for my own good.
Computer acts according to the program constructed.
If I am the computer program, then I will act with logic to tackle problems like a human being.
This means every time an unknown is occurred, I will interact with logic as what will be the most viable solution. Imagine having a computer robot that can interact logically according to the situation, isn't that great?
But hopefully it will not be having robot machine taking over the entire human's job. This will make humans lazy and no longer innovative.
I think the biggest difference would be the emotional side of things. To the best of my knowledge, at this time, emotion is not something that has been incorporated into computer technology. Since emotion has a lot to do with intuition, I 'feel' we would be very limited at this time. I think creativity would be gone. The desire to create is often the result of emotion. Even if emotion became a part of our technological development, the lack of our soft physical bodies would change the way our fears manifest. Admittedly it opens a lot what ifs and becomes a science fiction writers wet dream. (Sorry) Personally, I do not think we will ever be able to put the complexities of the human mind and experience into a computer. Mostly because we still don't understand our bodies. How much of our mind do we not use? What is the use of this uncharted area? If we can't comprehend that how are we going to computerize it? I know that computer programing can be very complicated and I don't have a prayer of a chance of understanding it but human complexity is far worse. I think being a computer program would be confining, to simplifying, and well...yeah. Then again in a few years... Who knows?
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