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to be made about where to divert power in an emergency. The local preschool?
Hospital? Shopping mall?
To my knowledge, there’s no Touring Test for morality. Part of the reason is
that as slippery as intelligence is, it has been defined. Morality, on the other
hand, is intertwined with local customs, religion, and politics. For example, one
culture might revere the elderly at the expense of the youth, while another
considers the elderly overhead that has to be dealt with. Then, there’s war.
Just something to ponder when you’re programming your carpet crawler to
autonomously avoid a wall — something a mouse does without thinking. SV
An Apology From The Combat Zone Editor
In the July issue of Combat Zone, I misspelled an author's name, much to
my (and, of course, his) chagrin. "I was a Team's Toadie" was written by Henry
Aird, and since any mistake I make is usually overdone, I managed to mess up
his name in no less than three places.
My sincere apologies to Henry, and in partial repayment, here's a plug for
his most excellent blog at
http://neorobo.tumblr.com. Check it out!
To complete my penance, just sign me, Kvein Brery