The role of computational/artificial intelligence in future human societies
Required Guide: Are you Living in a Computer Simulation? | Turing on the Mind and Machine Intelligence |
Required Readings: Shiva Science | The Feynman Imperative | The Practicality of Science | Is the Universe an App? |
Required Films: Is the Universe an App? | Quantum Uncertainty | The Shiva Nature of Science | The Feynman Imperative | Feynman’s Flower | Is the Universe Made out of Rubber Bands?
Essay Prompt: Write a 1000 word (or more) science fiction story about the role of computational/artificial intelligence in future human societies. Feel free to be creative, radical, and inventive. However, be sure to draw from the required readings and films. Post your essay on your own personal website (created via google sites) only after it has been reviewed by at least two students on the MSAC Writing Class forum.
Sharing and Responding to Other Student Essays: Each student is required to critique two student essays that are not his own per required assignment. Each critique should include pointing out any spelling, grammatical, logical, and/or factual errors.
In order to accomplish this, you should post your essay first on the MSAC Writing Class forum for review. After incorporating any noticed corrections (from spelling to logical errors), then post your final draft on your own personal google website, which can easily be created for free on google sites. Each student should list whatever corrections (if any) as an addendum on each of their papers and the names of the students who provided such feedback. Once a student has received two replies, it is important that you choose an essay that has not yet been corrected or only has one response. Otherwise, some students will not be able to receive the necessary feedback responses.