X-Message-Number: 12690
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 13:30:04 EST
Subject: Re: CryoNet #12681 - #12684

    I just tuned into the discussion about intelligence and emotion.  It had 
to do with whether intelligence alone would be sufficient for computers to . 
. etc.  In this regard, intelligence was, so to speak, the primary topic.  
However, the problem of programming emotion seems to be the lesser of the two 
difficulties.  For evidence of this, one could refer to the book, "Sentics, 
The Touch of the Emotions" by Dr. Manfred Clynes.  See, especially, page 56 
where he presents, "the differential equation whose solutions for impulse 
function inputs are the various essentic (i.e., emotional) forms as given in 
Laplace notation."  Here, the work of programming emotion has, essentially, 
been done.  And, by the way, this program would lend itself to solutions for 
computer-generated emotion which might have no corollary to Human emotion as 
people are able to experience it.
    My two cents on this subject are worth just that, but I thought I'd add 
both of them, anyway.
    Martin Bock  

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