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Quote of the Day -- 04/13/2005

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Dreaming Electric Sheep

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">"Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision."<br />-- Peter Drucker</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://techrepublic3.blogspot.com/2005/04/quote-of-day-04132005.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Quote of the Day -- 04/14/2005

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<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">"The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order."<br />-- Alfred North Whitehead</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://techrepublic3.blogspot.com/2005/04/quote-of-day-04142005.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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A theologian who loves robots?

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Dreaming Electric Sheep

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">I was quite impressed with <a href="http://news.com.com/2008-1041-5663198.html">this interview</a> of theologian Anne Foerst. It turns out that Ms. Foerst is not only a ground-breaking thinker in religious and theological fields, but has also had a life-long fascination with technology and robots. She is particulary interested in artificial intelligence, the human fascination with it, and what it says about human beings. In fact, Ms. Foerst believes that AI is essentially a spiritual quest and that it says something profound about humans' relationship with God -- that may be a but of a stretch but it's a well-thought out and interesting argument to read.<br />
<br />I particularly liked when Ms. Foerst explained her interest in theology. She said, "I got hooked on theology because I just think this is the most interesting field when you want to learn about human ambiguity and human frailty--the fun stuff to being human." That approach, and the fact that she has shown such sincere interest in robots and AI, is probably what has made people like MIT's Rod Brooks, an AI guru, willing to speak with her and take an interest in her research.<br />
<br />This interview has made me consider taking a look at Foerst's book <em>God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About God and Humanity</em>. She appears to have some fresh and interesting arguments about technology and ethics that are worth considering.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://techrepublic3.blogspot.com/2005/04/theologian-who-loves-robots.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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A theologian who loves robots?

by UncleGeorge In reply to A theologian who loves ro ...

<p>Allow me to highly recommend "Darwin Among the Machines", by George Dyson.</p>
<p>Is the en-soulment of the symbiotic relationship between man and machine possible?</p>
<p>Good stuff.</p>
<p>Best, UncleG.</p>

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I guess the PC just isn't cool any more

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Dreaming Electric Sheep

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">I've recently read a very persuasive argument that the PC isn't much fun any more and that the coolest stuff in tech is now centered around all these small gadgets like iPods (of course), PDAs, phones, Tablet PCs, laptops, and other stuff. I'm not sure I'd put PDAs in the same category as iPods in terms of cool factor, but there's some truth to this argument. It's source is Benefactor/Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (hey, the guy can't be all that bad, he's an Indiana University grad). Check out his blog post, "<a href="http://www.blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000973040071/">The end of an era - The Desktop PC</a>."</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://techrepublic3.blogspot.com/2005/04/i-guess-pc-just-isnt-cool-any-more.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Quote of the Day -- 4/15/2005

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Dreaming Electric Sheep

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."<br>-- Helen Keller

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Quote of the Day -- 4/26/2005

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Dreaming Electric Sheep

"It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness."<br>-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Quote of the Day -- 4/28/2005

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Dreaming Electric Sheep

"No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves."<br>-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Quote of the Day -- 05/03/2005

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Dreaming Electric Sheep

"Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment."<br>-- Maxwell Maltz

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Quote of the Day -- 05/04/2005

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Dreaming Electric Sheep

"Always aim for achievement, and forget about success."<br>-- Helen Hayes

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