First of all, I want to wish everyone a 'Happy Thanksgiving'.
Okay, now down to business, there's a new television series about robots. I haven't watched it, but I've seen it advertised and that was enough for me. I'm not into sci-fi and futuristic things. Okay, back when I was a kid there were comic books about going to the moon, and it happened.
Every time, I saw the advertisement for this show I kept thinking this is a bunch of hooey. lol But, then I would think, anything you can imagine or invent can be done if the creator keeps working to find a way to do it.
We've all seen the little toy robots with the gravelly voices moving around. We know about the robots in manufacturing plants, warehouses, etc., but they aren't even human looking. These items don't even look like a person.
Proceed forward a few days, and I happen to walk in to the room where my husband was watching the science channel. He's big into history, science, sci-fi, national geographic and other learning channels. Lo and behold; they were talking about making human robots and that caught my attention. I sat down by him to watch and listen.
Here's what I learned, they are making human looking robots with normal sounding voices. The one I saw was a beautiful woman, and you would never know she was a robot. They are giving these robots knowledge of everything, and I would be willing to bet they're going to be smarter than most of us.
Not only that they're teaching these robots emotions. You might ask how they're doing that, and I don't blame you, but as I listened I realized they had a good plan for making a robot feel. It's through touch. Now, writers know all about touch; showing and feeling emotions, so you wonder if an author, movie maker, or some type of artist came up with this idea. Remember this channel was the science channel and these were researchers working on this project, and they're people, too, and they're creative.
As I watched this program, I became a bit anxious. I'm thinking if these scientists can come up with a robot so human that you can't distinguish them from a real person, give them intelligence and feelings what's to keep them from replacing real people? If you aren't afraid yet; you should be. Do you think there's a need to worry?
Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a safe trip to your destination if you are leaving home. See you next weekend.
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.eirelanderpublishing.com