Star Trek: Lower Decks premiered and the reviews, at least part of them, are exactly what I expected. Some people hate it. Of course, no series, old or new, is universally adored, but when a new Trek series airs the hate is notable because of the predictability of why people hate it. They hate it becauseContinue reading “Star Trek: Lower Decks- Thoughts on the History and Future of Star Trek”
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Yes, Data would pass the Turing Test. So, What Does This Mean Exactly?
Note: The thesis of the Turing test says that if a computer can fool a person into believing it is a human (what percentage of the time or to what degree of certainty depends on who wrote the rules for any particular testing session) we have reason to say the computer is a thinking thing.Continue reading “Yes, Data would pass the Turing Test. So, What Does This Mean Exactly?”
Is the Transporter a Murder Machine: The Transporter, John Locke & Personal Identity
The transporter has been part of Star Trek since the filming of the first pilot, The Cage, in 1967. Originally the transporter was created as a cost saving device since it eliminated the need for costly effects shots of shuttlecraft taking off and landing. In the nearly sixty years since, there has hardly been anContinue reading “Is the Transporter a Murder Machine: The Transporter, John Locke & Personal Identity”