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Author Michael E. Walston     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Sat Mar-24-12 01:11 AMby Michael E. Walston

I agree completely with Wandering Author's analysis.

Creativity, in my opinion, is one of the fruits of consciousness, which I believe flows from a spiritual level rather than a physical one. In other words, genuine creativity has little to do with the chemical and electrical processes in our brains; it comes from a much deeper place (There, is that vague enough for you?).

That's not to say that cookie-cutter fiction from a computer isn't possible. But even then I think you have to consider the creativity of the computer programmer when you look at the whole situation. There used to be a a program called "Music Mouse" that would create musical compositions based on where you hovered your mouse pointer on a grid. As I recall, the programmer wanted partial credit for any resulting pieces of music that were released commercially.

I'm not saying machines can't develop souls, by the way. All of my vehicles have come to have definite personalities over the years, and I don't think that's been my imagination at work.

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Automated writng. How soon? [View all] , Weird Jim, Wed Mar-21-12 01:25 PM
  RE: Automated writng. How soon?, Wandering Author, Mar 21st 2012, #1
RE: Automated writng. How soon?, Weird Jim, Mar 21st 2012, #2
      RE: Automated writng. How soon?, Temporus, Mar 22nd 2012, #3
      RE: Automated writng. How soon?, Weird Jim, Mar 22nd 2012, #4
      RE: Automated writng. How soon?, Wandering Author, Mar 22nd 2012, #5
           RE: Automated writng. How soon?, Weird Jim, Mar 23rd 2012, #6
                RE: Automated writng. How soon?, Michael E. Walston, Mar 24th 2012 #7

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