I also have a scheme that I believe can defeat the generalized second law. My scheme is called “intelligence.”
The error is not completely different from imagining that natural selection really can do what creative intelligence — foresight! — can do.
Peter Clarke claims that I was “clearly fearmongering,” but then admits, “this depiction is fairly accurate.” Okay, then.
Not all humans can be concert pianists. Some humans can’t speak or get out of a wheelchair or remember their daughter’s name anymore. Here we enter into moral and ethical issues.
As Denyse O’Leary asks, “Why is it comparatively easy to develop a program to play chess, as opposed to teaching a robot to walk freely?”