[Haskell-cafe] Re: Wikipedia on first-class object

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 16:09:00 EST 2007

Hello Achim,

Saturday, December 29, 2007, 11:31:07 PM, you wrote:
>> computers don't make mistakes, don't sleep, don't have their own
>> goals that differ from goals of their society.
> Of course not. It would be a different society if their goals would
> differ.

why computers are never placed in prison? each man has its own goals
which are not equivalent to the goals of society. "crime" is just a
way for human to reach his goals while abandoning goals of this
particular society (and that's why "crime" in different societies may
mean different things).

but why such difference exist? because humans aren't "society
animals", they was created as individuals with their own needs.
society try to program them but this process isn't 100% reliable
because programming interface to humans is really very, very complex
(imagine Windows API after 4*10^9 years of development ;)

computers start from scratch, they are programmed directly and they
will be (and already does) programmed to just reach society's goals.
they are like ants, which are also programmed (by Nature) to be
society animals and whose goals (therefore) don't differ from goals of
their entire society

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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