Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada
From a point of ability livingly to perceive anything, what is the difference between a book with intelligence expressed thro words, and a fancy computer or robot that is programmed to transmit expressions thro mechanical physical, audio and visual effects as well? I don't think there is much difference. They are both just objects used as a medium to express intelligence, without a life-bearing and sensitive body that allows them perceptively to experience it, judge, make choices, etc. Artificial intellegence, whether in the sense of it being of a book, or a robot, no matter how much in quantity it may exceed, is still literally dead in respect to the quality of being able livingly to experience it. And I don't think that shall change in ten years hence or ten thousand.