….okay someone was distracted. What’s new XD
PAV-1 and PAV-2, the prototype YF-23 aircraft that competed against the YF-22 in the ATF project back in the 80’s. I recently found out that I live near one of the prototypes AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
(psssst. YF-23 should totally have been picked over the YF-22. Don’t start me on a rant why LOL. I admit I’m a YF-23 fantard. )
SO ANYHOW I WAS INSPIRED TO DRAW SOME AEROSAURS OKAY.
Phew needed to get that out of my system. Now back to actual shit. XD
You really do mix the shapes of beast and machine rather well, but I'd like to point out that some of the best human technologies are copies of nature. That might change if we get some epic discovery from metamaterials, but it would be ironic if it turns out to be invisibility because drawing invisible stuff is... well, anyways, the pattern to make that material could be visible under a number of circumstances, so at least that might work xD
I've never really fantasized about machine autonomy/conscience, but it's nice to see other people having crazy cool ideas. Sometimes it just makes you feel a little more normal.
There's always a way to visualize any concept ;D
Machine autonomy/sentience is something I love thinking about and running scenarios on, it's an interesting subject that is closer than many may realize - it also poses for some great arguments around the nature of what conscience/sentience is, if one wanted to get really philosophical about that.
Crazy ideas are a good thing, keeps people thinking.
Nature is more of a survival course to me, it has a large number of mysteries to unravel, but I think there's more to teaching than providing the conditions to learn. There's the saying, "Nature is a cruel teacher. She likes to give the test first, and the lesson later".
Engineering has taken a liking to organic models because they've had the benefit of millenia to refine themselves, which is usually superior to whatever sticks and stones we've been bashing together, or melting down into specific compositions to do the same thing. Then you run into strange biological facts about viruses or prions that challenge a lot of concepts that we hold about life.
Machine learning is humans trying to understand intelligence by reconstructing it. There's always a fear of things like Skynet (unironically the NSA actually made a machine learning program with that name, it was terrible at identifying terrorists and caused drone strikes on innocents) or computational singularity scenarios.
Personally, I'm too concerned with my own morality. Asking philosophical questions about machines seems irrelevant when all that matters is research, but I've been proven wrong before.
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