Do you think the benefits from swarm intelligence outweigh the losses of what makes us human?

Posted by: reece

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  • Yes

  • No

33% 3 votes
67% 6 votes
  • I think in terms of survival, swarm intelligence seems to be the way to go (based off where it seems the world is heading today. I dont have much evidence to go off of besides that). But if life worth living if it cannot be experienced subjectively?

  • Well-- I mean-- I like emotions, I like being human. But I've never not been a human. In fact, this question in quite erroneous. Few people who have emotion and a sense of autonomy would never want to succumb to cold logic and collectivism, except in some extreme occasions, but no people who have succumbed to cold logic would want to return because emotion is, more often than not, illogical and irrational.

  • If we aren't human, what benefits are there? There's no good in the products of our intelligence if they can't be enjoyed by conscious beings.

    Posted by: Taust
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reece says2016-12-26T08:33:40.8312444Z
How do think the question is incorrect?
Black-Jesus says2016-12-26T17:13:31.2679647Z
@reece, Who? Me? I explained why in my answer.
reece says2016-12-27T01:31:39.3557674Z
@Black-Jesus You think the question is wrong because you've never not been a human?
Black-Jesus says2016-12-27T06:36:56.4373823Z
@reece, I not so much explained why I think the question is WRONG. I explained that I think it's not necessary or reasonable because those who've only ever been a person and not a member of a swarm intelligence wouldn't want to lose their humanity except in extreme cases and visa versa.
reece says2016-12-27T07:33:36.6663785Z
You said the question is erroneous...
Black-Jesus says2016-12-27T17:32:23.9437403Z
@reece, well, erroneous in the sense that I described. Perhaps erroneous wasn't the best word
ozu says2017-07-11T21:55:10.8101393Z
I don't like the question either, because everyone seems to have their own slightly different idea of what makes us human. People are also quick to revoke others' humanity for arbitrary reasons. We've all heard the phrase "I don't consider him human" at some point, usually pertaining to some individual with a perceived moral or intellectual failing. Very rarely do we hear "I don't consider myself human". It usually means "I can't imagine myself doing what he did", but we surprise ourselves all the time, often you can't predict what you're going to do in the next few minutes, let alone if your entire life's circumstances were drastically different. If you were living in Nazi Germany you would be a Nazi, and a human too. Another reason I dislike the question is that humanity as a whole already exhibits swarm intelligence, as per the Wikipedia definition.

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