"Imagination is more
"Your theory is crazy,
but not it's not crazy
enough to be true."
confidence than does knowledge: it it those
who know little, and
not those who know
much, who are positively
assert that that this or
that problem will never
be solved by science."
Compared to where we were just a hundred years ago, technology
certain has progressed dramatically. It seems like we are
living in a science fiction movie waiting for someone to shout
out "Beam me up Scottie."Bad Star Trek joke aside, we now have
computers, lightsabers, communication watches, and the Goggle
glasses. And yes we do have robots. They are here and they
continue to improve year by year. This raises the question are
they here to replace us or make our lives easier?
Robots have taken on crucial life saving jobs such as
disarming bombs and sweeping for mines on the battlefield.
Robots have even advanced to the point to where they can even
perform surgeries saving lives especially in an understaffed
environment or during a natural disaster.
While there are many benefits to having robots around there
are many arguments against aside from the movie plot reason
that they are going to enslave mankind. They may be replacing
humans and taking away jobs from those who need it to for an
income. Another issue that arises is that if we become too
reliant on robots and they are computer programs, can they be
hacked or be down? If this happens, what would we do?
I will continue to present more arguments for both sides. For
now consider these questions. How are we suppose to treat
these robots as they become more humanlike? Are they
completely autonomous and if so can they turn on us? Should we
use robots in war as ground soldiers?