Posted by Ali Reda | Posted in | Posted on 3/02/2011
Self-Unaware – The key component to a doomsday scenario spelled out in the Terminator world is the idea of self-awareness. Self-awareness is the idea that something knows that it exists. In science fiction, the consequences of an inanimate object becoming self-aware is that sees itself as an individual as much as a regular human would, going so far as to defend itself when attacked. Another key component is that it is able to formulate knowledge regardless of what its written code tells it to formulate. In other words, it thinks for itself. Any scenario that involves a situation of self-awareness would not include basic search and parse algorithms and a static data source of just text. It’s not even close to the same thing.