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"organic/non-organic intelligence gender" <was Re: Ladan and woman's speak>

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2000, 7:03
In a message dated 2000/05/24 02:51:27 AM, Fortytwo wrote:

>Sure it would. After millennia have passed, any pre-existing >gender-system could be lost, and a new gender-system could've evolved. >A gender system involving things like "electric" I could see developing >if electricity were used for thousands of years.
This whole discussion has me in a humourous mode. I think it is possible to someday have a language or two with "gender systems" based on organic lifeforms & non-organic intelligences (i.e. AI [Artificial Intelligence] & a-Life [artificial-Life]). For instance, the organic/sentient intelligences might be divided into: 1) _human/primate_ and then _other animal intelligences_ (cetean, feline, canine, etc.) & 2) the machine intelligences all lumped into one category. Sounds like a Herman Miller project to me... ... also this for some reason, reminds me of David Brin's "Uplift" (?) sci-fi novels... ; ) zHANg