Monday, 19 November 2018

Doublethink: Raising the Dead

Pi is pleased to present a bonus episode of
 Youngjin Kang's Doublethink


Keith said...

An intriguing scenario, Youngjin, that prompts some what-ifs, just a few being these: Might the person–robot bond entail a servilely master–slave relationship? Or is what’s going on more ambitiously analogous to uploading the mind to the robot, in some future-AI fashion — in vain quest, perhaps, of eternity? Also, might the ‘quasi-transportation’ of the senses result in still just one of you — or two of you, each with the same rights and responsibilities? (By the way, let’s keep fingers crossed that the robot doesn’t figure out how to override the ‘control chamber’ by refusing to relinquish management function of the senses one has trustingly handed over. Especially, as you say, given that the robot ‘might even deceive people into thinking it is your real body’.)

docmartincohen said...

I'm not quite convinced by this, I confess. However, there are less ambitious tales which I daresay may be lurking in Youngjin's mind too, of entwined subatomic particles. These are supposed to challenge the limits of information transfer and the speed of light, aren't they? You change your particle and instantaneously, even at a great distance, the other particle changes too.. Or something like that!

Thomas O. Scarborough said...

It seems to me a metaphor for what our world has become -- perhaps most of it now sensed only indirectly. As ever, a brilliant cartoon by Youngjin.

Youngjin Kang said...

Thank you for the comments! I didn't know that this website was still active. This cartoon's claim is based on my personal belief that an entity is defined by the way it interacts with other entities (just like "infinity" is often defined by its relation to finite numbers rather than by its own, independent characteristics).

Tessa den Uyl said...

Dear Youngjin, even if the website would be inactive it would still be active in its inactivity, or not?

Nice to see this little sweet questioning dangerous (?) woman back at the first page!

Unknown said...

Thank you for your sharing articles. I have been finding interesting posts and your articles are what I need. They are really useful and engaging. They are precious pieces of advice. I can branch out with new knowledge. Learn captivating things. Hope you will upload more me. shopify best currency converter , currency converter box online , best apps to boost sales on shopify

duy said...

The mountain is high but it's not too steep; the battle is rough, but I not too weak, and I won't turn back Oh No! I won't turn back. O the road is hard, but it's not too long, and the enemy is near, but he's not that strong, and I won't turn back; Oh No! I won't turn back.
kizi 2 unblocked
Jogo para menina
friv school Games to play

Post a Comment