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The real Skynet is being developed with a new approach to robotics that actually might work!

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posted on Jan, 23 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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George Zarkadakis is an artificial intelligence engineer who believes that robots will move toward procreation rather quickly as they will wish to produce superior offspring. With the rapid advances made in the realm of 3D printing, they would likely begin by printing out their progeny, or perhaps would breed at the molecular level through their silicon and carbon make-up. Others experts such as Professor Noel Sharkey from England's Sheffield University point to the same concept as the "Wikipedia for Robots" - through a simple software swap, new intelligence could be created, as well as the likelihood of other upgrades like virus protection. Incidentally, the organic component of this is also being researched by geneticists as downloadable DNA via our own human Internet.

This all does begin to sound quite human, as we naturally wish that our own children become healthier, more intelligent and longer-lived versions of ourselves. But if these human "desires" manifesting among robots doesn't seem worrisome enough, then what about robot sex with humans? It can't be dismissed outright.


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Physically, this would require robots to look enough like a person (not even a very perfect replica) for humans to relate to. Cognitively - or rather "algorithmically" - this would require robots to simulate the perfect lover - that is, the perfect worshipper. This lover asks you about your day in a voice that suggests they actually want to hear about it. It agrees with you about what a bitch your boss is, and remembers that mean thing she did last year too! It remembers your birthday, but also all the things you like and don't like. It cooks wonderful things, and doesn't complain when you get fat. It never has a headache. And so on. Basically, it's a Stepford wife.

Actual humans can't keep up this level of worshipful attention. First, it requires a degree of self-abnegation incompatible with maintaining one's own individuality. Second, focusing so much on another person's needs is immensely cognitively demanding, and, since humans only have so many hours of high quality attention to spend in a day (or a life), it must come at the expense any other projects we might like to have. Humans want good lovers, but humans make bad lovers.

Robots would make better lovers. They will not only be much better at attending to our needs, especially our emotional needs, with their sophisticated algorithms for reading our micro-expressions, their perfect memory, indefatigable attentiveness and so on. They will also be much better at the emotional labour required of the perfect lover. That is, because they have no capacity to feel real emotions of their own they can only perform emotional states. But exactly because they have no emotional states of their own to overcome, they will have none of the difficulties humans have in presenting the right emotional states at the right time to fit their lover's own needs and wishes.

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Remember the movie Cherry 2000 where a guys live-in droid was damaged and he spent the entire movie trying to find a new one; just like Cherry...? Talk about population control !!! It would not be to long before the government would have to start paying for certain people to have babies... Which then you have to wonder if TPTB would want to do the education and rearing of.... Not gonna happen tomorrow but many are saying buy 2045 TSHTF as far as robotics....




posted on Jan, 23 2014 @ 06:33 PM
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As someone mentioned, Murphy's Law. Nothing can go wrong with this idea.

Humans will be the enemy because of control and abuse.



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