Jan 3rd 2017, 03:38 PM
Join Date: Jun 2016
Our self awareness and the self criticism we should all apply to ourselves, through our intelligence, provide just a thin layer of "humanity" over our animal nature.
Some view interactions over the internet as sterile, because it lacks the direct physical awareness of the other people.
However, it could be viewed as a purer form of communication precisely because it precludes the various prejudices regarding physical appearance (e.g. attractive or ugly) we are all prone to, and our animal reactions to the pheromones (and other smells) we all produce.
The way in which a mind with self awareness would or could develop without the animal drives and emotions to which we are prone is an interesting question.
What drives and intentions would motivate such an entity?
Perhaps "artificial intelligence" studies will provide clues toward answering this.
Last edited by Woody; Jan 3rd 2017 at 04:03 PM.