In the question What are we without the nonphysical / soul? The general consensus is the the body is a vessel for the soul.
As we grow closer to a possible robot age.alt text
Will these also be given "non physical soul spirit"?
Is it our responsibility to provide this?
Or will they an empty vessel ?

asked 12 Aug '11, 06:49

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If it is endowed with a soul then it will no longer be a robot ( at least what we interpret as a robot).


answered 12 Aug '11, 11:56

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@Michela it would be a sentient robot. ?

(12 Aug '11, 20:07) ursixx

@ursixx- I get what you're saying but the definition of 'robot' is... "A mechanical device programmed to perform tasks", so I don't see how it can be 'sentient'? :)

(12 Aug '11, 20:52) Michaela

God is the dispenser of souls. The sould attaches it's self to the human membrane. So, if they took human parts and used the human parts, there would be memory in those cells from the human that wore the parts before. However, the robot would need a human brain to interpret the information from the cells, so if the robot had all these human parts, it would be... Frankenstein's monster.

Now, would God dispense a soul for a cloned person? Or would they share a soul with their donor?


answered 12 Aug '11, 12:52

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edited 12 Aug '11, 15:04

now there is a good question FP

(12 Aug '11, 19:46) ursixx

Good question! You could also ask what about identical twins - they have their own Spirit/Mind/Soul. The difference between all these and a robot is that they have free will, a robot functions only according to its programs.

(13 Aug '11, 07:05) Maria 3

each of the materials that are used to put together the machine have their own non physical soul spirit,
it is not given to them, but they exist because of It


answered 12 Aug '11, 11:02

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There is a very important Star Trek: Next Generation episode that examines this question in depth. If you are not familiar with the show, I am sorry for you (LOL)...In The Episode "The Measure of a Man", Data, the Android character of the bridge personnel, is given orders to be disassembled so he can be studied...all in the hopes of creating many Datas...maybe. The trouble is, Data is so complex that he may not survive as he "is" during the dis-assembly. So he refuses the order to transfer. The whole show comes down to the question, "Does Data have a Soul?" There is a trial. I believe the show won a Peabody Award for Excellence in Writing. Anyway, it was decided that Data did have a soul.

It is very hard to comprehend how complex our brains are...but I am sure that someday, we WILL have at least computers that think. And if they think, they will acquire sentience, and with sentience comes soul. Now- whether that soul will be equal to a soul created by there's great question to post- and is actually what you are asking. I say- YES! A soul is a soul.

Blessings, Jai


answered 12 Aug '11, 13:22

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@Jai: Live long and prosper.

(12 Aug '11, 19:48) ursixx

You, too, ursixx! Thanks!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(13 Aug '11, 00:36) Jaianniah

Intelligence is not the same as spirit, and artificial intelligence, however sophisticated, can only be as good as the original program. Anything else is wishful thinking or humanization.

Maybe at some point robots will be programmed with humans' reactions to thoughts and emotions, they might be enabled to send out vibrations similar to ours, in similar situations. But even if they could adapt their own programs, that is learn, they would still not have spirit or Mind, would remain inanimate (= "without soul") technology, the sum of their parts and programs.

Any inanimate object changes vibration when touched by human spirit, but it's not its own.


answered 12 Aug '11, 14:56

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edited 12 Aug '11, 15:09

@ maria:isn't the human body just an assembly of parts too? and if robots have a learning intelligence as humans have? and is the spirit really human? Isn't something greater than than the mortal human?

(12 Aug '11, 20:01) ursixx
  1. "isn't the human body just an assembly of parts too?" Yes, it sure is. But it is "assembled" by our Spirit/Mind, or rather, we are a temporary physical part of our Spirit/Mind. A robot may be created by someone's spirit and as such expresses part of this spirit, but it does not become part of it. - As I wrote above, intelligence is not the same as Spirit.
  2. The mortal human (Me-Self) is part of the Spirit/Mind (I-Self), which in turn is part of All That Is.
  3. I'm running out of characters; see also:
(13 Aug '11, 06:30) Maria 3

When performing 'natural magic'(radionics), complex motor devices are built capable of manifesting almost anything that we can desire within the realms of our physical world. These motor devices use the virtual force of the object, that is, the force that is expressed by their shape, form, color... This virtual force can be considered as being the soul of the object, for example;

a newspaper(information), perfume(ambiance),knife(attack),colander(multiple divisions).

The more a robot is a look-alike to a human the more it will possess a human virtual soul.


answered 12 Aug '11, 15:48

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@blubird:virtual soul? interesting concept

(12 Aug '11, 20:13) ursixx

their soul will be the internet


answered 28 Aug '11, 18:22

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@abhishek mishra-interesting

(30 Aug '11, 06:12) blubird two

Is energy spirit, if so then you know the answer?


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