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      I thought this would be a good topic.
      Aren't we due to have robot slaves? Seriously, we have to be close to obtaining the technology soon.
      Eventually, during this thread, we can dive into self-evolving robots, and whether or not they could or would ever take over the world. LOL
      Seems science-fictioney, but the weirdest thing is that it's NOT!

      According to Stephen Hawking, we will most likey be forced to become part robot ourselves, in order to keep up with the robots that we create. He considers this to be just part of the natural evolutionary process.

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      I-Robot!!


      I personally have a great fear of robots. Cant stand them. hmm.. reminds me of that movie Millenium Man or something. Creeps me out.

      If robots take over the world, I do hope I'm not alive
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      I get mine from Sharper Image or Hammacher Schlemmer. Sometimes one of those catalogs on the airplane.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Moonbeam View Post
      Sometimes one of those catalogs on the airplane.[/b]
      I LOVE those catalogs! I look forward to reading them when I know I'm going to be flying, lol.

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      I think the Robot era is going to be something awesome. So far excellent innovation of Robot creations has given us entertainment and given us Robots that will help the elderly and I truely believe that Man and Machine will unit, but not to keep pace. More than likely to replace vital parts that has been lost. Something like Cybernetics.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
      I LOVE those catalogs! I look forward to reading them when I know I'm going to be flying, lol.
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      And don't you love their selection of robot slaves? The latest upgrades are great.



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      lol! Do you guys think, first of all, that robots could ever develop any sort of actual intelligence?
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      Quote Originally Posted by sloth View Post
      lol! Do you guys think, first of all, that robots could ever develop any sort of actual intelligence?
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      You mean kinda' like a Slothy intelligence? Actually we are not too far from most autonomous intelligent robots that are starting to interact with one another dictating their abilities based off enviormental recognition and it's getting pretty weird. Take Sony's Qrio for example. They pulled these bot's before they even hit the market, which they were expected for retail in the year 2013. They pulled them because Some people got scared or it was near to fulfill Asimov 2nd law in Robotics. Those robots could do a wide range of things. if you push them over they will pick themselves up no matter which direction they fall. But it's been several times where they disregarded to do things. One example during the Robocup games, Some of the Sony employees wanted to play soccer with them and they basically told them that they couldn't play because they didn't let them play soccer earlier that day. That's foreal. So Sony started seeing a pattern in reluctant behavior from those humanoid bots and I truly believed it scared them.


      Issac Asimov created the original 3 Laws of I-Robotics
      • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
      • A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
      • A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

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      but, in his books ...

      Robots have killed people

      even ones with those spacifice rules incorporated. Guess why
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      Well it seems like Asimov's Robots displayed a negative pattern of "mental freeze-out" due to unusual stress on the programs implemented. It also seems like the Zeroth Law, promoting agendas different from the 3 laws in which some are based on the first clause of the First Law advocating strict non-interference in human politics to avoid unknowingly causing harm while others are based on the second clause, claiming that robots should openly become a dictatorial government to protect humans from all potential conflict or disaster.

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      thats one, but the other reason I am thinking of was because some of the robots didn't know what a human was

      thats the trick
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      I think that the problem with robots developing themselves is that they don't know the concept of 'benefit' and I'm not sure that they could. If you were to write a program, for instance, that was programmed to improve itself and write its own code, but didn't have any specified guidlines or boundaries, how would the program know which code is an IMPROVEMENT, and which code was junk? How does the program know that something it has created would be beneficial? This is what makes me ponder..
      That, and my alarm clock. It keeps making loud noises.

      I like that the robots told the man they couldn't play, because they had been told so. I literally cracked up laughing.

      Anyone know of any REALLY good chatbots? I've only found mediorcre ones. ...still impressive as they may be.

      I heard a story from my friend... yes, my source is my friend. lol That they... Yes, 'they' had created robots that would run current through certain materials. Some materials had better conductivity than others. They wanted to see how the robot would react to varying stimuli. They found that the robot walked all over the room, 'tasting' each object, and finally 'chose' the object that it liked the best, and continued to run current through it.
      This was not necissarily the most conductable material though. Anyone heard about this?
      I don't know a WHOLE lot about it.

      DeadDollKitty, would you still love me if I was a robot?

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      you know, I kind of wonder about Articial Intelligence. Would it really be a great thing if we actually created one? I mean you create a being in the image of one that is destined to die. It reminds me a lot of that "Bicentennial man" story, and movie that they made. A robot accidentally acquires sentience, and lives far longer than any normal human being. The robot ultimately realizes that to become human means dying.

      Do you think that if we made a robot what would go through it's mind as all the ones it loved slowly died while it had to remain until the end of time? That's kind of the flip-side to immortality. It's always been mankinds dream, but maybe we need death? I don't know...that's just random speculation to me.

      I always thought though that it'd be very cruel. Am I making any sense?

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      You never make sense.

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      I'm sorry...I really do try. I just have a hard time expressing myself sometimes.

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      LOL!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by sloth View Post

      DeadDollKitty, would you still love me if I was a robot?

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      haha uhm.. well it wouldnt be very good sex.. soo.. id have to say id still love you, but there wouldnt be much intimacy!!!
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      but stephen hawking is already part machine basically. maybe he just wants more people like him so he could have some friends[/b]
      He has a voice synthesizer. He is not the only one. That is part machine at a stretch. Or a really, really bad joke.

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      but stephen hawking is already part machine basically. maybe he just wants more people like him so he could have some friends. (quote ben k)

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      Especially when I don't think you've solved any cosmological problems recently.

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      Yeah...
      Think how much more he could achieve without his disability. One must really admire how much willpower people like him have. It's hard to imagine how to write a book, only by scrolling through the dictionary for every word. Ok yeah he probably had help, but it doesn't matter really.
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