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Imagine a native English speaker who knows no Chinese locked in a room full of boxes of Chinese symbols (a data base) together with a book of instructions for manipulating the symbols (the program).
II. Techno-Politics and Gender Politics: Conflict in the Fembot
The question then becomes how our attitudes towards technology inform our attitudes towards gender as seen in the figure of the Fembot in popular science fiction literature. 717 more words
Surely, Daniel Dennett is one of the most useful philosophers out there. If he’s not fighting religion as the reasonable one of the four horsemen of new atheism (Dawkins, Harris, Dennett and the now sadly deceased Hitchens), he’s in the field, either farming (he owns a farm) or doing fine, commonsensical work on explanations, consciousness, free will, evolution and AI. 682 more words