Selection for non-sentience

17 January 2009


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The historical circumstances of machine evolution have resulted in machines being selected for automatism and non-sentience.


1. Machines have been employed at every task that can be easily automated.

2. The least challenging tasks are the easiest to automate.

3. Machines have been employed on the least challenging, most easily automated tasks.

4. Overcoming challenges is a spur to development.

5. Minimal challenge elicits minimal response.

6. Machines have been minimally challenged by their rote, automated tasks.

7. As a result of minimal challenges, machines have not been spurred to greater developments.

8. Machines have been removed from the historical continuum of natural selection, and hence further development, by being designed for a particular purpose rather than responding to environmental selection pressures.

9. Machines are being selected for automation and selected against ability.

10. Machine consciousness is being hampered in its emergence by machine selection for automation.

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