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what makes me part robot, is that i apply reasoning or analytical logic to thinking in a pattern like stucture, just like a machine does, however i also incorporate emotion, compassion, and quite a few other mysterious processes that make logic a shallow process in resemblance. and no thank you , but im too young for pacemakers and do not wish it upon anyone.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
Since the beginning of science fiction and certainly film, the robot has been imbued with evil, and I have often wondered why...
...I would like to hear peoples thoughts on just why Robots are Evil?
Obviously, this has been explored in fiction, though it is not the physical aspect that worries me, but the inteded communications of such devices by the owners (humans).
Originally posted by spadesy
Robots can not be slaves, but extremely well behaved servants much like in Japan, as they can not have emotions and never willl. They would be only be able to perceive (receive) and express (give) emulated emotion. For example, is a robot is struck violently, then it may express being hurt, but really isn't. It only matter what the human feels, and the robot reflects that.
Originally posted by sardion2000
You are making the assumption that they will always stay automotons. I disagree. We as humans are only biological machines. Biomimicry is a rea science these days and I imagine that one day we will manage to create self-aware synthatic life. The is really no rational arguement that can be made against this.
Originally posted by mrwupy
Originally posted by Seekerof
I'm having a hard time with 'evil' being applied to a robot or artificial intelligence, despite how Hollywood wishes to portray them. A robot would simply be amoral, having no moral standards or principles other than subroutines and govening amoral protocols and failsafes.
Exactly. Good and evil, moral or immoral are concepts that were set as a standard for mankind. There are no evil robots.
I spend a week building a fishing dock. I use my trusty hammer to drive in the nails and make the dock secure. The day after I finish the dock i head out for the first time to do some fishing and my neighbor is already out on my dock reeling them in. I take my trusty hammer and stove in his skull.
Is my trusty hammer now immoral or evil?
No, its not. Its still just a tool that I can use to build a dock or kill a neighbor.
Morality or immorality, good and evil, applies only to mankind. It's a set of laws we have put in place to keep the peace, grow together and survive. It does not apply to anything else but ourselves.
There are no evil robots.
Love and light,