posted on Jul, 19 2013 @ 12:56 PM
Originally posted by playernumber13
reply to post by jonnywhite
Good point(s), I don't think we should add a bunch of killer robots to the mix.
Who said anything about killer robots. Last I checked, they're teaching bug-like robots to play soccer. Harmless, eh? See, that's how it all starts.
This is how we come to accept them.
It's all about easing into it, bit by bit. We'll slowly come to accept AI. It's a requirement. Kids are going to grow up around AI and kitty robots.
They'll become familiar with the whole idea.
I keep thinking we're missing something, though. We're too focused on robots. I think something will come and surprise us. It'll win some and lose
others. I have no idea what it's.
Here's an idea. Why are robots so effective in the first place? Because we're tightening the rules so much in our society that only the robot-like
humans maintain a steady grip on things. The people who're too "human" fall behind. Thus, there's a compelling reason to create robots.
Granted, one can argue that robots are effective because they do what they do better than we do. But I say the biggest thing they do better is follow
discrete rules almost perfectly.
So the antidote? The cure is to create a society that's not tightly ruled. A society that's looser. One where creativity and independence and
individuality and tolerance are emphasized. That might sound like what we already have, but we also have a lot of rules. Which is the bigger
I'll tell you that there're a lot more rules now than there were 100 years ago. There's so much paperwork to fill out that we're forced to use
computers to be practical. Kids are swamped with textbooks and facts and lectures. You sneeze the wrong way and a cop will throw you in jail. We're in
a world where the idea of being a robot would bring more relief than harm.
Remember, this is just an idea. I think there's a lot of merit in thinking our society is not one or two things, but many things. We need creativity
AND rules. We need community AND individuality. We need selfishness AND sacrifice. And so on. Robots can help us by following rules precisely, but we
can be the creative juice that makes life on earth worth living. We can counterbalance robots.
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