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Thursday, March 26th 2015, 7:27pm

The Venus Project Tours with Jacque Fresco - translation problems

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A person says, "Well, if I know a machine can't feel, I won't take part in it."

What is the meaning of "I won't take part in it"? I don't want to have any relation to a machine?

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Friday, March 27th 2015, 12:28pm

In this section, Jacque is talking about a specific view of technology - the knowledge that a machine is unable to apply emotional creativity to an 'art' that is it designed to create, such as drawing cartoon animations or composing music.

"I won't take part in it." refers to a person's desire to not work with such machines in developing these kinds of artistic expressions. What they don't understand is that machines are used to make a lot of artistic expressions that emote much emotion from the viewer, regardless of their origination (human or otherwise).

I'll further add that any time a musician picks up her instrument to play music, she is also relying on a machine to faithfully reproduce what she plays on it. There is a distinct difference, however, as she is the one with the most control over what emerges from that instrument.
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