posted on May, 7 2012 @ 03:57 PM
As tech advances, so will robotics, and sooner than later, we'll have Datas (Star Trek TNG.) running around, doing all the things we don't want to
do anymore. It really is iRobot, I know, but already, we can see the world heading in this direction.
As for the statement we wouldn't use these advanced bots in war, I don't see why we wouldn't. I mean, sure, at first, when they cost a mint to
make, we'll keep em' in reserve, just like we did drones. But as we get better at building the, and find more cost effective solutions, it's only a
matter of time before robots are building robots., as they do our cars right now.
And think about it, with that GPS and all those other fancy chips in your car, it's already pretty much a manned droid. Sure, you make the decisions
in the end, but it's maintaining trajectory, monitoring status, etc. etc. How much longer before your just a passenger in your own automobile?
This partly excites me, as it would be cool to build a utopia that allowed humans to focus on wants, and no longer deal with any needs (such as
farming, construction, etc.).
Then I realize as humans, we're so prone to self destruction, that all we're really doing is building our replacements. And that idea scares the
hell out of me.