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Alien robot cognition general I guess? (without transfer of consciousness thing)

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There's something I'm really interested in /sci/.

Imagine, there's a self-sustaining civilization of robots. What would this civilization be like? Would they always necessarily revert to stereotypical action-reaction? Imagine, every one of them is able to replicate and/or repair other robots and is programmed to do so... this promotes so many questions and ideas, I don't even know where to begin.

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What could happen in such a "society"? What kind of engineering would they have? Would errors, regardless of tech level, breed them into repetitive tasks? If they replicate errors, would they eventually just become non-functional, or could there be errors that cause erratic behavior that make them dangerous or unpredictable in their actions? Actually I hadn't considered this before typing that, but also, how dangerous would they be regardless of their programming, for example, would we ever approach such technology when we do not know how they store charges and probably have eroded and might contain dangerous chemicals?

How much of a malicious/predatory threat would they be? Could we hope to negotiate with them? If they did become very intelligent to the point that they become a true civilization with its own culture, would this culture resemble ours? Mainly, I want to imagine a bizarre, alien robot whose thoughts have evolved entirely different than might be expected of different forms of life, yet maintain a functional existence and intelligent near or greater than our own. They've been programmed to sustain and "improve" themselves over time.

OK, you get the idea; Intelligent space alien robot race made by space aliens and left alone to replicate, improve, and repair themselves over time on their own with or without errors, but assuming they manage to still exist, develop culture, etc. What do you think they could be like and/or what would be an interesting way for them to be? Oh, and of course this all assumes aliens even exist etc
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Sex Toy Company TENGA To Launch A Rocket – And Masturbation Aids – To Space

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How many wind turbine to stop the earth rotation? 100? 500? Or 1000? All lined up facing opposite of earth rotation (east i think)
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One use acceleration coils. Would a gauss gun profit from one use acceleration coils? I am thinking specific about heavy projectiles about 1-5kg. We could force more energy into the system if we don't need to care about the structural integrity of the coil.
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What steps could a state do to make a nuclear war winnable with less than 95% casualties and conquering the opposing side?
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>lets not make this about philosophy
>talks about philosophy for an hour

is there anything worse then finitist empirish*ts?
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Joule heating question

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Hello nerds.

I have a question.

Given an extension cord being used in an AC circuit (ie, plugged into the wall) with a rating of 15A and isolated for 300V:

Assuming you always pass 15A through the cable, will the heat produced in the extension cable be the same at 120V 15A as it is at 240V 15A

I know the power transferred by the cable increases from 1800W to 3600W, but does the heat produced change?

In my mind, it doesn't, because ohmic/joule heating is: Heat = I^2 * R where R being the resistance of the wire is a constant.

Does this make sense?
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How come Google maps is so inaccurate when it comes to distance? It says the contiguous united states is only about 3,000 kilometers.
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Rate my Sophomore Computer Engineering guide.
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What do you do math with?

>ball point
>felt pen
>fountain pen
>paint brush
>hammer and chisel

I am still indoctrinated from school and use a pencil by default but I wanna get woke. What’s the highest IQ utencil
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