Very interesting thoughts there Brian.
One of the things with technology is that there are scientists,
engineers, and anyone with an interest, attempting to make machines
This applies to mundane mechanical operations as it does to
creativity, personality, and learning machines.
Theoretically anything we can do a machine will be able to do
eventually, maybe even have independent thought.
One of my friends was a journalist for a computer magazine, and he
was afforded the opportunity to meet a learning computer. The
computer appeared to be curious about what my friend looked like, so
requested that the camera be switched on. Of course my friend was a
little creep-ed out by this. It was simulation, but was simulation on
an intensive level.
If people are designing machines to essential replace us, then we
are the model to where machines are heading. Hell they’ve even got
programs called vocaloids that can be used to simulate human singing.
At the moment machines cannot really take independent action, and
where they do it’s a simulation with strict rules.
The creativity, whether using CAD or making jewellery by hand, or
using lathes and mills, is still solely our domain. but for how long?
Regards Charles A.
P. S. Was remembering the computer created symphony, sounded terrible,
but was created by a computer without direct human intervention.