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Poll Question: What's your opinion on robots?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 14:15
I welcome them. Robotics will totally revolutionize all industries but especially those involving repeatable manual labor. Once we have 50% unemployment, we'll have to rethink how humans live and how society works. I think it's exciting and nerve-wracking, but we're not stupid enough to wither away and die or let petty past philosophies stop us from moving on. We'll find new things to struggle over, but I don't think money in itself will be one of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 14:28
^ exactly Thumbs Up


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 14:31
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

They're just dumb machines.
 
I'm more scared of the acne-pocked Billy Nomates's who write the software, well, not them specifically, but the bug-ridden C++ code they produce. If megaliths the size of Microsoft, Apple and Google can't write error-free, crash-proof, virally-immune code what chance is there that a spotty oik working in a university basement can adequately program software into an electric tooth brush that won't violate Azimov's Three Laws of Robotics the moment your back is turned??

CryLOL Killer self-aware toothbrushes! "I brush, therefore I am." Great, another thing I've got to worry about! ShockedLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 14:36

We need robots... But they don't need us.

Nor do they need clean air, clean waters, pristine nature...

They don't need to eat, nor sleep... They don't need houses. They won't marry or have children... So they won't be slave wage earners. A world with self-aware robots would indeed be terrifying.
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^ Are you saying that they are going to destroy nature?
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 14:41

The ultimate capitalist fantasy: the lone individual, roots severed from nature. The extended family reduced to the nuclear family, reduced finally to the atomized individual. No past, no history, free roaming, floating in space.

In short: the robot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 14:43
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ Are you saying that they are going to destroy nature?

Nothing to preserve. Are some robots going to form "Save the Wetlands" NGOs? They won't care about inferior carbon-based lifeforms. The planet will be transformed into their likeness: a vast machine factory planet.

Maybe?... Would make a cool film.... (Or... wasn't that kind of the plot of "The Matrix"... Shocked Or the Borgs in Star Trek... Hmmm, I thought I had an original idea, but 'guess not, lol...)


Edited by jude111 - June 04 2013 at 14:45
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 14:47
^ Or even worse ... The Cube!

Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:


The ultimate capitalist fantasy: the lone individual, roots severed from nature. The extended family reduced to the nuclear family, reduced finally to the atomized individual. No past, no history, free roaming, floating in space.

In short: the robot.
So, we, the parents of the machinery (sorry, you said "no history") the machines are bound to meaningless existence until something or someone defines that meaning for them. Sweet. Ermm


Edited by Dayvenkirq - June 04 2013 at 14:50
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
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