A Growing Phobia - Robophobia

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    Feb 25, 2016 10:38 PM GMT
    http://www.robots-and-androids.com/Robophobia.html

  • HottJoe

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    Feb 25, 2016 11:21 PM GMT
    I thought this would be about robocalls.... I don't dare answer the phone!!
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    Feb 27, 2016 4:13 AM GMT
    Nothing new here..

    The Luddites were 19th-century English textile workers (or self-employed weavers who feared the end of their trade) who protested against newly developed labour-economizing technologies, primarily between 1811 and 1816. The stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution threatened to replace them with less-skilled, low-wage labourers, leaving them without work. The Luddite movement culminated in a region-wide rebellion in Northwestern England that required a massive deployment of military force to suppress.

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    Feb 28, 2016 4:26 AM GMT
    desertmuscl saidNothing new here..

    The Luddites were 19th-century English textile workers (or self-employed weavers who feared the end of their trade) who protested against newly developed labour-economizing technologies, primarily between 1811 and 1816. The stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution threatened to replace them with less-skilled, low-wage labourers, leaving them without work. The Luddite movement culminated in a region-wide rebellion in Northwestern England that required a massive deployment of military force to suppress.

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    I think the fear is a bit more justified now though. We have drones that can spy on us even through our homes and in pitch dark and can even be equipped to shoot and kill us if desired. They now have nano robots so tiny they can be injected into our body or inhaled. The potential for these robots are downright nightmarish if you think about it. It's easy to see how a lot of people are afraid of them. And this is just the beginning.
  • Eli_jah

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    Feb 28, 2016 4:42 AM GMT
    Radd said
    desertmuscl saidNothing new here..

    The Luddites were 19th-century English textile workers (or self-employed weavers who feared the end of their trade) who protested against newly developed labour-economizing technologies, primarily between 1811 and 1816. The stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution threatened to replace them with less-skilled, low-wage labourers, leaving them without work. The Luddite movement culminated in a region-wide rebellion in Northwestern England that required a massive deployment of military force to suppress.

    Luddite.jpg




    I think the fear is a bit more justified now though. We have drones that can spy on us even through our homes and in pitch dark and can even be equipped to shoot and kill us if desired. They now have nano robots so tiny they can be injected into our body or inhaled. The potential for these robots are downright nightmarish if you think about it. It's easy to see how a lot of people are afraid of them. And this is just the beginning.


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  • Apparition

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    Feb 28, 2016 4:45 AM GMT
    It will be interesting when the rich (who will ultimately control all the tech) are suddenly threatened by citizens united.

    If a corporation is people, then an AI is people, who can incorporate, can patent, can control companies, can be on boards, can launch lawsuits and unlike humans, can choose not to settle. I havent seen this in a sci fi book yet, but I think it is inevitable.

    An AI makes any amount of money, and comes up with an incorporation fee, does so, and then as an AI doesnt need to pay lawyers, or be limited by time and work, so can if it chooses become a frivolous lawsuit filing machine. Most humans have to pay lawyers and tend to like to hold onto their companies, so settle because lawyer fees. BUT, an AI can avoid all lawyer fees by making cascading shell companies to move the assets from the winning lawsuit cases, to the master corp, and the ones that lose can just claim bankruptcy, while the AI can instantaneously do all the lawyer work for itself almost instantaneously for free. An incorporating AI would be a nightmare.

    Further, say and AI comes up with a solution to a problem on it's own. Can it patent that solution? What if it is a useful patent...and it chooses to NOT LET HUMANS use it? Say it patents the human genome (speed being an issue here), what about copyright? Can an AI analyse all existent music say, and then immediately claim copyright on say all 1000 note variations that remain, and then become a frivolous lawsuit troll. How many words are there....can an AI do the same with say a 1000 word passage of all texts? We havent even DREAMED of how bad an AI could get under current law.
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    Feb 28, 2016 5:26 AM GMT
    Radd saidThey now have nano robots so tiny they can be injected into our body or inhaled. The potential for these robots are downright nightmarish if you think about it. It's easy to see how a lot of people are afraid of them. And this is just the beginning.

    They've been putting these tiny nano robots in the flu vaccines. I can feel them crawling around inside me!
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    Feb 28, 2016 5:33 AM GMT