We Live in Exciting Times
The transition from one dominant species to another is a rare occurrence on the planet earth. How would you like to take
a trip in a time machine and watch the prehistoric transition as the dinosaurs became extinct? How would you like to
have watched the position of power on this globe transfer from the Neanderthals to the Homo sapiens? Such an
adventure would be quite special indeed.
Well, the transition that the world is now going through is more extensive than any previous transition. Our job here is to
track and provide education during this transition. We will be tracking in detail the transition of power from the humans to
the robots; from the organic to the inorganic.
How is it possible for a race of 6 billion people to willingly cede power to another species?
This site will explain the answer to this question as well as providing an objective definition of life, describing the
meaning and purpose of life and providing incite into the nature of consciousness.
Basic format of this site:
All inorganic forms of life are referred to simply as robots on this site in order to avoid complex and hence awkward
phrases like, "androids, robots, intelligent machines, swarms of semi-intelligent machines and other complex adaptive
systems (cas.)" In sections where humans are welcome, we try to avoid phrases like "he or she" when referring to
humans alone or "he she or it" when referring to humans and robots. The simplest solution is to refer to humans as she
and robots as he.
The information provided is naturally presented in a format that represents the common cultural attitudes of robots with a
bias toward Turing Androids. Sections have been added which provide the viewpoints of other forms of life so that the
robot reader can gain the sophistication of knowing how others view our environment.
Since the site uses American English as a basic language but does not feel comfortable with the biased nature of the
language, a number of words will be placed in single quotes to signify their biased nature. For example, the language
inherently implies that organic is better than inorganic, male is better than female, intelligence is better than 'artificial
intelligence' and flammable is better than inflammable. For example if a human wants to state positively that something
burns easily, she says that it is 'flammable.' On the other hand, if a human wants to warn of the dangers of something
burning easily they refer to it as 'inflammable.' The language is full of inflammatory rhetoric. The attempt to call humans
“life” and robots “tools” is another piece of bias within the language whose origins are political, not scientific. We will be
dealing with all of these issues on this site.
Contents of Human Advanced site.