Scientific Hawking is "brain in a vat"

The generally accepted someone a happy birthday wish is to sing to the lucky person. Or maybe buy him or her a gift.

A less accepted is to compare the birthday person Darth Vader and suggest that he or she is simply a "brain in a vat."

Yet Helen Mialet, an anthropologist at Berkeley science, has chosen the path a little less beaten.

Wrote in Wired, she offered that perhaps should be called Hawking Obi-Wan refers to Darth Vader: "More machine man."

She went on to say that the spirit of the famous physicist beautiful beautiful is made only with large amounts of foreign aid:

    It is delegated to other bodies through many technicians, students, assistants, and of course the machines. Hawking "genius", far from being the product of his mind alone, is in fact deeply situated, material and collective in nature.

Some might think that this was mere invective, strategically placed to help the career of Helen Mialet.

However, she insists she closely followed and spoke to all those who assist him in his daily life.

It is not that it is similar to superstar with an entourage feed her every whim. She said:

    Hawking is not only the issue remote commands and wishes, his whole body and even its identity became the property of a collective human-machine system. It is what I call a distributed object-centered: a brain in a vat, which live in the world outside the vat.Somehow, it considers that the members of the entourage Hawking "complete thoughts through their work. "

Maybe Millet has not spent enough time with many Hollywood stars, whose thoughts would never be complete - Maybe never even start - without those who manage their lives.

The Daily Mail naturally representatives of the Motor Neurone Disease Association to call his comments "dehumanization."

However, she ends up thinking that we are all, in some way disabled people. Without Google, without books, without people, we are only thinking aloud entities and hoping that we will be heard, understood, and even improved.

However, anyone who has followed Hawking colorful life personal - or, as seen in a recent advertisement auto insurance - might conclude that it is very human indeed.
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