RE: [asa] (asa) Re: Robot Minds

From: Dehler, Bernie <bernie.dehler@intel.com>
Date: Thu Dec 10 2009 - 14:47:38 EST

Christine said:
"Tehcnically, that's not true. In step #2 you're adding energy to the mechanical medium."

Not if the robot has a battery pack. Nothing added physically. It is the same material before and after hitting "on."

...Bernie

-----Original Message-----
From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On Behalf Of Christine Smith
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 10:57 AM
To: asa@calvin.edu
Subject: [asa] (asa) Re: Robot Minds

Hi all,

Bernie writes:
"Consider:
1. A robot with power turned off.
2. A robot with power on and doing his programmed dance.

Physically, they are 100% the same. No parts were added or removed."

Tehcnically, that's not true. In step #2 you're adding energy to the mechanical medium. Therefore, the two scenarios are not physically the same.

In Christ,
Christine

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