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From: "Daniel Fusch" <dfusch@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: (urth) A walk on the wild side
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 22:01:57 GMT

>From: "Greene, Carlton" <CGreene2@hunton.com>
>Given this separation, by what means did man "sell" his wild side to the

Ambiguous...but I took this simply to mean that in creating machines that 
are artificial intelligences and that therefore live and have personalities 
(and "hearts"), humanity created beings capable of developing culture, 
feeling, emotion, of making stories and of telling them, etc. In the race to 
create artificial beings that would be "human," mankind did its job too 
well--or rather, they could not help but make machines that could feel as 
well as think, though they "never reckoned with that." They made imitations 
of themselves, children who still had the art and imagination the parents 
had forgotten. Frankenstein creates a monster that has its own humanity and 
is capable of emotion and great passion, though Frankenstein had meant to 
design only a tool for his own drive for perfection and glory; the Creature 
comes to hate its creator both for creating it and for the creator's own 
lack of emotion and sympathy.

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