rePost::Free Will and Ethics : The Frontal Cortex

At the very least, free will is a useful illusion, leading us to be more prosocial and ethical. Because even if we are just “a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules,” we’re a vast assembly that feels like so much more. William James, as usual, said it best: “My first act of […]

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Charter for Compassion (post 2)

from http://charterforcompassion.org/ A call to bring the world together… The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves […]

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rePost:Nice Post on Robot Morality:Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: The artificial morality of the robot warrior

Image via Wikipedia Personally I think they need to read the I,Robot novels. The artificial morality of the robot warrior February 21, 2009 Great strides have been made in recent years in the development of combat robots. The US military has deployed ground robots, aerial robots, marine robots, stationary robots, and (reportedly) space robots. The […]

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