Would machines evolve on their own?

This is highly off topic but ...

While watching The Animatrix a philosophical question came into mind:

"Would intelligent machines evolve on their own given no outside input or would they just strive to sustain status quo?"

Any thoughts on this?


No, it's not the name of a game library for Python. The description from their Trac says it all:

"Simpycity is a simple mapping system for PostgreSQL stored procedures and queries, enabling easy usage of PG procedures using standard Python call semantics."

After reading Aurynn Shaw's recent blog entry about it I got very curious. The itches described in that entry looks a lot like mine.

Downloaded and played quickly with it but hasn't the time right now to really plunge into it. The idea is very tempting to me and I want to take part in pitching this. If it's as interesting and useful as I think it might be I probably will look into getting involved in it's development.

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