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Cats Anonymous Comrade 06/28/2020 (Sun) 06:19:33 No. 10931
Do you think cats can pass the mirror test? My cats seem self aware, but aren't interested in mirrors. They also have zero understanding of computer screens, and keep crawling behind speakers looking for the source when you play recorded cat meows, no matter how many times you do it. I really wish I could communicate enough with animals to explain how technology works sometimes, or how certain things are dangerous to them. It would be more fun if I could teach cats about light switches, or if we could design VR video headsets with games that cats would like to play.
>>10931 the real question is would you talk with your sentient cat and try to turn him into a comrade? >we could design VR video headsets with games that cats would like to play. cute!!
>>10931 >Do you think cats can pass the mirror test? Some, but not all. Also, it's likely an acquired skill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xp7n-okY68
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So anons, do you like Cats?
cats probably identify more by smell than sight. they would likely pass a smell mirror test.
>>10946 I think videos like this show the mirror test is over-rated; the problem with measuring intelligence is that it's hard to not be anthropocentric and end up measuring human-like behavior. It's also a problem I have with the Turing Test, there are REALLY stupid AI's (like cleverbot) that can fool joe-schmoe yet can't solve any actual problems, meanwhile animals that are considered "dumb" (like ants) can solve surprisingly complex problems with the proper stimulation.
>>10931 >but aren't interested in mirrors I have seen cats hissing at their own mirror image when it's a large enough mirror that reaches down to the ground. Also it might be that if the cat recognizes it's self in the mirror that it looses interest. >They also have zero understanding of computer screens If you show them video that was recorded low to the ground, from a similar point of view they would have, they get really into watching screens. >It would be more fun if I could teach cats about light switches You can do that, you just have to make switches that grab their attention, you know that switches we designed look tempting for humans and invite us to touch them... You have to do design with cat cognitive ergonomics in mind, cats like pull on strings with fluffy things attached to it, they also like to shove tiny objects with their paws, so a long sideways mounted paddle-switch with a ball on the end, near to the ground, would probably also work.
this thread is shit
>>10931 Peter Gabriel (yes, that one) has spent the last decade trying to fund an "Interspecies Internet" through which humans and bonobos can communicate. https://petergabriel.com/news/the-interspecies-internet/ Brian Pern isn't a mockumentary, it's a documentary.


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