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Evolution... Not Like the Dinosaurs

I was just thinking of some dialogue in The Matrix.

I say your civilization because as soon as we started thinking for you it became our civilization. Which is, of course, what this is all about. Evolution, Morpheus, evolution. Like the dinosaurs? you had your time. The future is our world, the future is our time.

The interesting thing about that statement is, the dinosaurs didn't become extinct due to the evolution of another species.

I don't see evolution as an explicit process. The only thing explicit is random mutation of DNA. From there some beings become more suited for their environment. They produce more offspring, and their mutation merges into the gene pool. Their species' becomes more populous and others dwindle. At this large scale is evolution.

Back to the movie, again, you can't say that AI is an evolution of the human species, because their inception was not a random mutation of us.


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