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What would happen if humans grew up without a context.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie 8 hours ago. 65 Replies

Hello everyone, it's been a while. I've been busy doing lots of things, including writing. I am writing a science fiction story now that will include humans grown and raised by robots, more or…Continue

Tags: books, fiction, science

God on Facebook

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strega May 20, 2014. 1 Reply

I am sure many of you avoid Facebook, but for those who partake there is an interesting guy who is Atheist or at least Agnostic who has the name "God" on Facebook. He is a comedian in the UK, is…Continue

The worlds first mass extinction of a neurotype.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvinotis Feb 17, 2014. 10 Replies

I am starting to notice that many of the most extreme variations of people who post on online forums are single and often childless.Is it possible that the permanence of social network postings will…Continue

Tags: modern, evolution, extinction, extremism, extremists

Meanwhile, back in Cleveland again....

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More priestly mishaps--a Jesuit soliciting sex for money, oh, and he's HIV positive, making…Continue

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Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Theme-wise, I think socialization is particularly ripe for rumination. IMO, for decades now networking has been a consistently underestimated field, since even before social networking became common parlance. (Altho Star Trek's Borg now comes…"
8 hours ago
Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Hmm, recycling could be a touchy subject, akin to soylent green or lampshades."
9 hours ago
Unseen replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Would they be shown images of REAL parents. You know, the kind who actually HAVE feelings and aren't just providing a simulation. "
9 hours ago
Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Breastfeeding is a particularly important behavior (and connected at animal reflex levels) to first experience empathy and social bonding."
9 hours ago
Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"I've seen them in movies and TV! Well, scripted by real adults. So I can see a wide range of contexts that could be presented to kids just with video of Earth shows alone, including language development. How about multiple spaceships, each with…"
9 hours ago
Unseen replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"They may learn facial expressions that way, but in most everyday situations they won't have their hands on other people's faces, so they'll need to rely upon voice inflection and context to interpret what they hear."
9 hours ago
Unseen replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"You guys... Lots of philosophical questions being raised here about simulated (faked) emotions versus real ones. One day those kids are going to realize that they learned love and other human emotions from a machine that really can't FEEL any…"
9 hours ago
Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"True. We can simulate some context. And touch is another major sense enhancement to reality."
18 hours ago
Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Life experience; learning from mistakes; knowing one's limitations vs working to achieve something. Does a computer programmer or designer know how to build those things in?"
18 hours ago
Unseen replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"The children will be loved? In other words, the robots will actually have an irrational concern for the welfare of the children? Will this love be actual love or a simulation of love depending upon the ability of the children to be deceived?"
21 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"I think that visually impaired children learn the mouth movements best by touch, along with hearing the sounds. That would make a 3D human model even more important. Sighted kids could probably learn much from watching a computer generated image of…"
22 hours ago
Melvinotis replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Thanks Pope, that was a great article!"
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Melvinotis replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"There is some interesting research about how people respond to objects when the objects are given the ability to respond and take risks. In short, I think with direction of current thought on the subject, a robot will be able to provide…"
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Pope Beanie replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"I don't think that people blind from birth have such problems with language, do they? In any case, I think your point is still relevant in the sense of how important emotional interaction is as a basis for human communication of both emotion…"
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Erock68la replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"It would be extremely difficult for a machine to teach language to a human child. Children learn language by closely watching the movements of lips and tongue to make certain sounds, and they mimic the movements and sounds. They also associate those…"
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Austin Weekly replied to Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"Well, I would think if there were a significant number of females over males or visa versa; the group with less people would be outcasts. The human's behavior would all depend on how the robots treat, and discipline them. After that it is cause…"
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I'm back

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 2:06am 4 Comments

Took some time off of think atheist but I still love this forum. Good to see many of you again. Some of the regulars seem to be gone/on hiatus like me. Did I miss something?

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At 6:37pm on February 26, 2015, archaeopteryx said…
I need to start a new one, long story.

I finally talked my daughter (after a year of trying) to let me enroll my grandson in CAP, then he came home with an overall grade average of 29! Still holding out hope he can bring it up before he's 18. He's a bright kid, but with ADHD, he lacks focus.

BTW, I can receive PM's, but can't send them - it's a glitch that's happened since my entire account was deleted over New Year's.
At 8:22pm on November 30, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

BTW my neighbor here in Dublin Ireland is from just outside Cleveland. A mighty fine woman she is too.

At 8:20pm on November 30, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks you for your kind words. I am all about reason and logic but mainly about helping people to see the beauty of the world with the fog of religion clouding their views or letting them be secure in their fear of holding on to it.

It is almost a full time job...lol

At 10:51pm on October 23, 2012, Morgan Matthew said…

Welcome to TA! Glad you found the site! :] I hope you are enjoying our new mobile version of the site. Hope to see you around.

 
 
 

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