The Smell of the Cyborg

Bora Ertung boraq at worldnet.att.net
Sun Aug 2 21:16:25 EST 1998


Bora Ertung wrote in message <6q34jh$ofp at bgtnsc02.worldnet.att.net>...
>
>Mentifex wrote in message <35bf2e70.0 at news.victoria.tc.ca>...
>>http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/ Project Mindmaker deals with robots
>>and cyborgs based upon our thus far best available Theory of Mind:
>>
>>  /^^^^^^^^^^^\ The (default) Standard Mind Model /^^^^^^^^^^^\
>> /visual memory\                    ________     /  auditory   \
>>|      /--------|-------\            / syntax  \   |episodic memory|
>>|      |  recog-|nition |          \________/---|-------------\ |
>>|   ___|___     |       |              |        |    _______  | |
>>|  /image  \    |     __V___        ___V___     |   /stored \ | |
>>| / percept \   |    /deep  \------/lexical\----|--/ phonemes\| |
>>| \ engrams /---|---/concepts\----/concepts \---|--\ of words/  |
>>|  \_______/    |   \________/    \_________/   |   \_______/   |
>>
>
>
>This is an interesting flow chart. However, what is it gotto do with
>the possible concept of  a cyborg. Well, deaming  on the future aint
                                                             ^^^^^^^^^^
                                                             dreaming that
is..

>that bad though, but definitely not with this flow chart ;?).
>
>PS. by the way where is 'the thinking' on the flow chart; it is
>suppose to be the brain of a cyborg, aint it? ;?) This flow
>chart sounds more like the future blue print of an advanced
>ATM teller.
>
>A Cyborg!!?? read Isaac Asimov a lot? Well
>
>I' Robot and 'Robots and Empire' are not really bad..A complete
>philosophy on Cyborgology ( a new word, I just invented..Like
>someone invented the word Cyborg, heh) I know , there is this
>Cybernetics but what the heck.
>
>Bora,
>
>





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