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Offline Famine

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Robot Demonstrates Self Awareness.
« on: December 21, 2005, 11:18 PM »
Vator passed this story along to me, and it makes me uneasy:

Self Aware Robot

I think my toaster should just toast, not think too.

Kevin
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Re: Robot Demonstrates Self Awareness.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2005, 11:42 PM »
Why does the name Skynet come to mind!  :D

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Re: Robot Demonstrates Self Awareness.
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2005, 11:49 PM »
Yeah, that's mildly disturbing.  Pair that with those military robots they started making with machine guns and rocket launchers...
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Re: Robot Demonstrates Self Awareness.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005, 01:13 AM »
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Re: Robot Demonstrates Self Awareness.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2005, 06:49 PM »
I hope we get Protocol Droids or household helpers like Rosie from the Jetsons. I don't want to see Skynet or them robots from I Robot!! :o It's armageddon.
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Re: Robot Demonstrates Self Awareness.
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2005, 04:42 AM »
Vator passed this story along to me, and it makes me uneasy:

Self Aware Robot

I think my toaster should just toast, not think too.

Kevin

My toaster actually needs to think because it's always burning my toast!  >:( ....or maybe I should just buy a new toaster  :) It's a bit creepy to think that a robot can now be aware of its being. Of course in the future if robots did take over I guess it would be our fault for creating them in the first place. I'm sure we're a long ways from that happening though.