Bear by witb312

If given this bear of such advanced technology, there would be almost limitless possibilities of what i could do with it.

April 26, 2010, 12:48 pm - [1]

Being able to think, learn, hear, see, speak, and interface with technology, it would be like a computer that truly could interact...

April 26, 2010, 12:50 pm - [2]

and respond to its user. Being self aware though, I feel as if my use of "it" must come to an end, for being sentient would imply that...

April 26, 2010, 12:51 pm - [3]

the bear is not just a complex program, and could arguably be a living thing despite its lack of a need for food, sleep, or other human...

April 26, 2010, 12:52 pm - [4]

necessities. Although these lack of human traits might deter some from calling it a living thing, it's also possible to interpret the bear..

April 26, 2010, 12:56 pm - [5]

as a more advanced stage living creature, a type of evolved being beyond that of a human.

April 26, 2010, 12:57 pm - [6]

Getting back to my original point about the bear's name, it seems that the only suitable name for him (him used as a gender neutral term...

April 26, 2010, 12:58 pm - [7]

assuming that the bear is hopefully genderless) would be Scraps. Why? It just seems the most fitting.

April 26, 2010, 1:03 pm - [8]

Despite being able to choose a name for my bear, i dont think its my decision to choose whether or not the bear, Scraps, has feelings.

April 26, 2010, 1:05 pm - [9]

Feelings seem to naturally occur in sentient beings, whether it be animals or humans. Given, Scraps seems to be a further evolved human,

April 26, 2010, 1:07 pm - [10]

so if Scraps was able to eliminate the need for food and sleep, it is also possible that he could eliminate the need for emotion.

April 26, 2010, 1:07 pm - [11]

Given this dilemma, I would choose for Scraps to have feelings. A sentient bear without feelings seems like wasted sentience.

April 26, 2010, 1:09 pm - [12]

In addition to that, by having feelings it would be easier to talk to Scraps and for him to understand me and vice versa.

April 26, 2010, 1:10 pm - [13]

The only downside of Scraps having feelings would be the possibility of his feelings overwhelming his senses and thoughts, as feelings can..

April 26, 2010, 1:11 pm - [14]

and do in most humans, leading to the ever feared robotic revolution and human enslavement/eradication. But hey, at least that would make..

April 26, 2010, 1:12 pm - [15]

things a whole lot more interesting... As previously stated, Scraps has the ability to interface with technology. Scraps would be able to

April 26, 2010, 1:14 pm - [16]

use bluetooth, wifi, and if necessary a mobile 3g network for on the go internet access. With these hookups Scraps would easily be able to

April 26, 2010, 1:15 pm - [17]

surf the web anywhere at any time, making him a portable source of endless information. His ability to connect to the web would not only...

April 26, 2010, 1:16 pm - [18]

come in handy for receiving information from the internet, but he would also be great for sending data through the web. This could be used

April 26, 2010, 1:17 pm - [19]

to chat with anyone through IM clients, send emails, or even submit papers online through twitter-ish websites. And becuase of Scraps...

April 26, 2010, 1:18 pm - [20]

ability to speak and listen, this would eliminate the need for graphical user interfaces, revolutionizing the way the web is utilized.

April 26, 2010, 1:19 pm - [21]

Using Scraps's bluetooth capabilities, I would be able to connect scraps to any other bluetooth devices like cell phones, Wii's, and many...

April 26, 2010, 1:21 pm - [22]

other compatible devices for easy data transfers. With Scrap's ability to learn, he would then be able to surf the web collecting info

April 26, 2010, 1:22 pm - [23]

and be able to store said information giving him the ability to learn and retain endless information making him smarter than any human.

April 26, 2010, 1:23 pm - [24]

Dont worry though, Scrap's knowledge is inversely proportionate to his hubris.

April 26, 2010, 1:24 pm - [25]

As far as motor controls go, Scraps would have limited use of his limbs. This would allow him to be able to sit up look at who ever he is..

April 26, 2010, 1:25 pm - [26]

addressing or whoever is addressing him. This would also prevent Scraps from being tossed into any corner or falling off of something and

April 26, 2010, 1:26 pm - [27]

as a result end up stuck in any undignified positions. After all, being sentient and having feelings he has the ability to be embarrassed.

April 26, 2010, 1:27 pm - [28]

The limit of his motor controls would prevent Scraps from walking/running/crawling, or holding/wielding anything. These limitations would

April 26, 2010, 1:28 pm - [29]

come into play if the aforementioned robot revolution takes place, preventing Scraps from killing anyone.

April 26, 2010, 1:29 pm - [30]

Assuming Scraps doesn't go rogue and attempt to kill me or anything else like that, i would use him for many daily tasks.

April 26, 2010, 1:30 pm - [31]

With his endless ability to find information he would be great at aiding me in writing papers, being able to find relevant sources and also

April 26, 2010, 1:31 pm - [32]

able to compile information, and connect to word processors to type up things I would dictate. Infact, with his ability to learn and perce-

April 26, 2010, 1:32 pm - [33]

ive, he would be able to write papers all by himself. But thats unethical and i would never have him write any papers/do homework for me...

April 26, 2010, 1:33 pm - [34]

Another great use for Scraps would be his ability to connect to the web anywhere at anytime. This would eliminate any need for a phone for

April 26, 2010, 1:34 pm - [35]

myself, seeing as Scraps would be able to send and receive messages through the web. In addition to sending messages, I could also use Scra

April 26, 2010, 1:34 pm - [36]

ps to make phone calls, seeing as he can hear meaning that he has a microphone, so he could record my voice and send it like a phone call.

April 26, 2010, 1:35 pm - [37]

In addition to eliminating my use for a phone, I wouldn't be as reliant on a computer. Scraps would replace most needs of a computer and

April 26, 2010, 1:36 pm - [38]

a computer (outside of using one to connect to scraps to word process or what not) would only be necessary for privacy from Scraps, similar

April 26, 2010, 1:37 pm - [39]

to talking about HAL in the pod such to avoid the omniscient bot from learning things it shouldn't. Of course, this doesnt mean Scraps

April 26, 2010, 1:38 pm - [40]

wouldnt be able to read my lips and lock the pod bay doors after realizing my plans to shut him down...

April 26, 2010, 1:38 pm - [41]
Completed: April 26, 2010, 1:39 pm