"...where humanity is displaced by the self-aware robots that rule the world..."
Humans tend to have a sense of self (self awareness), and this works effectively at maturity. However, at the young stage, a human child lacks a sense of self, so the child is guided by the environment; learning from it as time goes on. Also at this same stage, the child faces some consequences, for example:
- No sense of direction or transition.
- No sense of purpose, etc.
At the old stage (the natural being has grown up), its sense of self tries to generate its priorities, for example:
- knows when to stand.
- where to go, as its goals are set.
Here is my concern or point of view concerning artificial life:
Can an Artificial Being, lacking self-awareness, learn from its environment just like natural beings do?
Note: Any references/papers/theories will be appreciated.