Some thoughts..on Machine Intelligence

Recently I was working on my PC at work and got the idea to take a small video camera I had attached to it and aim the camera at the monitor. The above picture clearly shows that the PC has become aware of itself and I find that this raises some fascinating philosophical questions. Is it alive? Does turning the PC off now constitute a felony? What is it thinking? Can it be trusted with all the company confidential documents I have stored on its hard drive? So many unanswered questions... Is it alive? You be the judge!

(I must be pretty bored today...)
kjs 12/98

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