Thursday, February 06, 2014
In Asia Times, Pepe Escobar on the story of cyberphilia.
It was up to Professor Dreyfus to provide the voice of reason amidst so much cyber-euphoria; "Computers cannot think like human beings because there's no way to represent all retrospective knowledge of an average human life - that is, 'common sense' - in a form that a computer may apprehend." Dreyfus's drift was that with the boom of computer science, philosophy was dead - and he was a philosopher; "Heidegger said that philosophy ended because it reached its apex in technology. Philosophy in fact reached its limit with AI. They, the scientists, inherited our questions. What is the mind? Now they have to answer for it. Philosophy is over."
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