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Nope. No thank you. I prefer the movie.


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37 minutes ago, Ja Rhule said:

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Appropriate because I always think about "Measure of a Man" when I see videos like this.

I think making humanoid robots is incredibly creepy. I'm totally okay with the Boston Dynamics approach; making robots that look like machines and are designed to efficiently do a job that replaces human labor.

But when you make a robot that looks and acts human, well, there's no way around it; you're making a slave. You're creating a second class person who can do work you don't want to do. A person that is your property who you can command without them having the ability to refuse. The word "Robot" even comes from the Russian word for, "to work."

If we're doing this now, I think we should go ahead now and start developing the rights of non-human people. Because every SciFi story know we will have to do it anyway. So we might as well do it from the outset rather than after the robot revolution.

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16 minutes ago, Captroop said:

Appropriate because I always think about "Measure of a Man" when I see videos like this.

I think making humanoid robots is incredibly creepy. I'm totally okay with the Boston Dynamics approach; making robots that look like machines and are designed to efficiently do a job that replaces human labor.

But when you make a robot that looks and acts human, well, there's no way around it; you're making a slave. You're creating a second class person who can do work you don't want to do. A person that is your property who you can command without them having the ability to refuse. The word "Robot" even comes from the Russian word for, "to work."

If we're doing this now, I think we should go ahead now and start developing the rights of non-human people. Because every SciFi story know we will have to do it anyway. So we might as well do it from the outset rather than after the robot revolution.

 I immediately thought of this movie when I saw that clip 

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I mean that is what folks like this are ultimately working towards.  See if they can make a robot indistiguishable from a human...to a human. 

Doesn't seem like the best plan.   

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Honestly, I think a lot of this stuff is going to go into sex robots. 

Jokes aside, we need to be careful in trying to recreate humanity.  I mean, besides all the sci-fi movies telling us what a bad idea that is, but what happens when our artificial friends decide we suck and need to die?  Skynet?

Now I am amazed at the possibilities that these articulated robots could do in exploration of space, deep oceans, and inhospitable environments.  Imagine being able to put them to work on a planet while humans control from a space ship above via VR or programed movements and AI detection and adaptability software.

This would be so cool!

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