The prevalence of cloning and androids in the CE means that there are generally available and quick tests to detect a clone or droid. These are able to detect basic and intermediary level products, with the higher level types being harder to detect.
Also known as FIM or FiM, this is the bread and butter of the Municipal Light Patrol. As the Public Safety Department learned the best police work is not done with giant mecha and cruisers, but by boots on the ground. This made the officers much more vulnerable compared with said equipped police. The reintroduction of the horseman allowed for both boots on the ground action, as well as keeping improved mobility and intimidation factor.
FiM is simply having Light Patrol elements providing visibility in non-arco areas to remind that local population that the local government and security forces have not forgotten them, and to maintain peace and presence in said field areas. FiM has many advantages, and the largest is that neither man nor horse can be hacked or hijacked, and even if rioters or dissidents take down a Light Patrol, they do not have the skills to use their mounts, and their weapons are of minimal value. Go to Comment
Looking at definitions and pondering on this a bit
Sentience - I read awareness, and consciousness. This is pretty simple, the sentient machine is aware of itself, what it is, and has thoughts and opinions on this. Cogito Ergo Sum.
Sapience - I keep reading wisdom, good taste, etc.
Making a sentient machine in the Cosmic Era is not entirely difficult, and I have run with the idea of viral intelligence and the bot builder's goal isnt a sentient machine, or a sapient machine, but one that looks and acts very close to it. Thus, all of the bonuses of humanity, but none of the legal rights, protections, or moral questions.
The sapient machine is a much higher order of intelligence than the sentient machine, by the def of sentience, there are a lot of animals that pass the test. Sapience I see encapsulating the creative arts, music, painting, dance, etc. A machine can copy, a sentient machine can emulate style, but it would take a sapient and sentient machine to truly appreciate or create new art of it's own.
I also don't really consider emotion to be a holy grail of cybernetics, it would be no more difficult to capture/emulate than the basic range of human locomotion, facial expression, and linguistic capacity. Go to Comment
I suggest making a distinction between sentience (capacity of experiencing sensations) and sapience (the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight, especially in a mature or utilitarian manner). Go to Comment
I find this too over-the-top moustache-twirling irredeemable evil. A grotesque cardboard cutout; strains the suspension of disbelief. Very much like the Supernatural episode with the racist truck is just a public service announcement "racism is evil" this is just the same for misogyny. Yes, evil, NEXT! Go to Comment
MoJo is pretty foul but I can see where he is coming from. Bots are the answer to feminism-and equally women could use bots as the answer to badly behaved males, and the world would be better for it as it would lower the population. Go to Comment