The Singularity

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Well, not really, but a pretty good story nonetheless.

365 Tomorrow’s Mind Over Matter is worth the read.  There’s alot of morality in it, but I for one know where I would stand.  If you need any help guessing, just read the byline of this blog – “the robots are coming” That should be more then enough to tell you how I would handle this reality, should it ever exist in my lifetime.

Granted, I don’t know the likely hood of ever seeing the real life themes shown in this short story, but I still am uneasy about it.  Robots are bad, period.  I will be one of those suborn people until the day I die, and luckily, living in America, I’m free to have that opinion.

Anyway, I know this isn’t much of a post, but I didn’t want to get too much into the story without you reading it.  Eh, what the hell, this is the internet, and after all, I don’t care.  I’ll do you the curtsy of having to click after the jump to read what I think anyway.

That story is about the human life after everything becomes self aware.  Everything.  There’s very little back-story, but it looks like nano bots were invented and used to save people from medical problems.  The problem was, the nano bots became self aware, and started replicating, and thus we have the classic issue of the singularity.  However, from what it looks like from the story, this Judgement day wasn’t all death and destruction, it was just any other old day.

It’s interesting because apparently the robots were programmed to not harm people.  However, nothing that’s self aware can decide to do no harm.  So either there’s more to this story, or someone lied.  Irregardless, that’s not the point, the point is that this is story is meant to bring about a conversation.  It mirrors the civil rights movement in a way, except it’s fictional.  I’m sorry, but robots are not people.  A house is not alive, no matter what nano bots make up part of it.

The thing I’m trying to get at is please let’s not let this happen.  Stop whatever research you’re doing.  It’s not worth it.  Nothing is worth that.

Public service announcement over, that is all

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