I was in a discussion the other day with some friends and they brought up to where robots would be doing everything and there wouldn’t be anything left for humans to do. That they would take over the world, etc.
I don’t think it will come to that as all computers and robots are all designed, built, and programmed by different people. As I was a programmer before I retired, I know that no two programmers really think alike and that they have a different manner in which to come to the same conclusion. This would mean that no two types of robots would think the same way to come to the same conclusion. Just as the people who programmed them. There is also a difference in the number of different computer languages, which are also written by different people who speak, write and think in a different language. Therefore I am not afraid of one type of computer taking over, as it now stands.
There would be a way to allow robots to take over, but it would have to be programmed to take over other robots memory so that they would all operate the same way. In a way this is what a number of geeks are trying to do with their viruses that they manage to download onto our computers. But luckily there are also a number of geeks employed by companies and governments whose job it is to find all these viruses and make a program that will defeat these “bad” programs. This would be what i think would happen to the robots, as long as they keep making different robots.
We should be afraid if society allowed just one company to produce all of the robots, thereby giving them the ways and means to really take over from mankind. If that would happen, what would happen to the creators of the robots? Wouldn’t they disappear like the rest of us, just leaving the robots?
- Shocking jockey robots (mt-soft.com.ar)
- Vstone Robovie $1500 robot does cool programmable moves (armdevices.net)
- Slithering Robots Learn to Stand on Their Own Four Feet (livescience.com)
- Hacking Kinect: Setting sci-fi in motion (adafruit.com)
- Would You Marry a Robot? (marieclaire.com)
- Jan. 25, 1921: The Robot Cometh (wired.com)
- Scientists: Robots Learn to Walk in Stages (cbsnews.com)