kwackers wrote:pete75 wrote:That's exactly what's happened in the Terminator movies - get rid of the "monkey brains" and replace them all with the machines you think are oh so superior.
Err, the Terminator movies were about creating war machines.
In fact the reason they took over is because the technology worked brilliantly, not because it was a bit crap.
Yes that was my point - if you think teh machines are so superior to our "monkey brains" then why don't you want them to take over everything? The war machines were only created because mankind was trying to stop machines from taking over.
pete75 wrote:BTW do you ever call your fellow humans a monkey to their face or just when you're in keyboard warrior mode.
kwackers wrote:All the time. I'm sure you think I'm a keyboard warrior but no, I'm more than happy to say stuff like that to their faces - but tbh most of the people I speak to would agree with me, most folk realise that the majority of the automation inside their heads is primitive monkey think rather than considered reasoning.
Perhaps you don't really follow.
When folk are driving almost everything they do happens due to primitive processes inside their skull at a level that predates humanity.
You can call it the Neanderthal brain if you like (although Neanderthals weren't actually primitive and in fact had bigger brains), or we could scoot down the line to the first mammals but then calling it "first mammal" brain doesn't have a good ring to it plus we don't know what the first mammal was or even how it thought.
So imo Monkey brain is a good substitute that most folk understand - and its not just me, you'll find a whole host of popular science books that use similar references, memes and in fact more stuff than I could be bothered linking too.
So not just a keyboard warrior but into pop psychology as well. I know exactly what you're trying to say but in reality things aren't that simplistic. Most of the time when people are driving they think about what they're doing not drive on automation. If what you say was correct I doubt anyone would bother with keeping to speed limits for instance - monkeys aren't known for self control.
A bit of advice if you're ever in a place like Brixton in LOndon or Chapeltown in Leeds don't go calling the inhabitants monkeys - well noy out loud anyway. It wouldn't turn out well for you.