Apropos to the previous post, albeit from a different angle.
Hovertext: “This comic was posted in order to increase my social status, acquire wealth, and thus improve the reproductive fitness of my offspring.”
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I’ve noted many times before that emotions and other instinctual urges are basically human and animal programming. The idea that robots would be designed to experience emotions, just for the sake of having them is, of course, what many humans intuitively think is the reality for us.