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#1 2012-03-28 09:49:11

PLM
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Registered: 2012-03-28
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Humans on Mars (New Book)

http://www.amazon.com/Humans-on-Mars-eb … B007H7C926

In the event where the “virtual humans” and real “humans” co-exist on Mars, there may be conflicts between the two entities.   It is easy for us to imagine that the humans will always win over the pseudo-human anthropomorphic beings.   But, we must also remind ourselves that the virtual humans will be designed by other humans, with their own, personal ambitions.   Can they not program those ambitions into their own images?   Would that not create a competition, and even warfare between the humans and the pseudo-humans?    Does that mean that there will be a different set of laws for the robots or computers performing tasks previously only in the domain of humans?   Or, will there be treaties and requirements not to program any ambitions into the “machines?”   Is it now—or  will it ever be—possible to stop the progress of technology?   
Technology will always progress.   But, all possible governance models have already been tried on earth.   Most of those models have failed.   So, more humanistic models had to be tried as a last resort; after all, governance must be maintained in order to have polities.   Was the switch always voluntary on the part of the human populations?    Certainly not; the process was often bloody, with both the members of the administrative organs and members of the population losing members to the grim reaper.   Was the switch done because the earlier governance model was not humanistic enough?    If the population is unhappy, sooner-or-later, they will move on the cause of their unhappiness.

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#2 2012-03-28 11:29:38

louis
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Re: Humans on Mars (New Book)

I hope humanity will be wise enough to recognise the danger of allowing close robot replicas to co-exist.


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#3 2012-04-13 08:50:23

Lobster
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Registered: 2011-12-18
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Re: Humans on Mars (New Book)

Yeah enoguh fantasizing about going to Mars and actually go on it.

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#4 2012-04-13 19:02:11

clark
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Registered: 2001-09-20
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Re: Humans on Mars (New Book)

I for one hail our ambitious psuedo-human machine overlords.

Ad astra!

Last edited by clark (2012-04-13 19:24:03)

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#5 2012-10-21 15:47:39

falkor
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From: Surrey
Registered: 2004-08-21
Posts: 112

Re: Humans on Mars (New Book)

yeah we are talking 100 years ahead there

Publication Date:March 4, 2012
Mars, to our current knowledge, does not contain any native populations. However, the Earthlings arriving there, once again, will bring their own institutions with them. In this case, we may even surmise, more than one system, given the proliferation of space technology among nations of diverse backgrounds. That also means there will be more than one culture, as well as Governance method. Does that herald a clash of cultures and Governance modes? At that point, it becomes necessary to spend some overview time, looking at the behavior on Earth.

there are no customer reviews on the book at all, has anyone on here read it?

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