Suppose you meet someone who might or might not be an android. What questions or tests would you use to decide if you were in the presence of a person or a machine?
Suppose you are despondent and depressed. You dial up a “hotline” on your computer and have an extended conversation with a counselor, after which you feel much better. Does it matter if you later learn you were conversing with the program PC Therapist III?
Does the notion of having many selves to meet the varying conditions one en-counters during a lifetime frighten and disorient you or fill you with the thrill of adventure? Explain.
14.Some pre-Socratic cosmologists and practitioners of Chinese medicine agree that the human person is a microcosm, or smaller version, of the macrocosm that is the world. What lessons about living do you think it might be possible to learn from nature?