Why has science fiction predicted almost every major physics discovery and the resulting technological response by man? When visionary sci fi writer Isaac Asimov created his famous novel “I Robot” decades ago he made an ingenious observation. His robotic character noticed watching humans that they were incapable of repairing themselves. Asimov had given his automaton the gift of learning and no doubt reasoning that it was physically superior to his human masters.

Foreboding uses

Currently, many people may not be aware that the Artificially Intelligent revolution has been underway for some time now. The known robot servants that have been created for the purpose of everything from warehouse work, auto assembly, transportation, military field ops, and even companions for people although still in somewhat clunky stages. However, a guardian model robot can actually run down a human being and kill them if so programmed. Military chassis with the capability of disarming mines, acting as snipers, unmanned armored vehicles, and even foot soldier types of models are now in the operational stage.

Flexibility

There are robot companions capable of performing sex acts or merely acting as house servants with amazing dexterity, yet as complex as these tasks are and the ability of automatons to perform these tasks still they can be easily distinguished from humans. The Chinese, Japanese, and American corporations are all battling to see who will produce the most human-like walking, talking, and reasoning robot. There are models that can dance, walk up staircases, and even serve as receptionists. The future seems quite assured of their utilitarian possibilities, but there are disturbing ripples in that revolution.

Concerns

Stephen Hawkings warned that once robotic intelligence reached the stage of self-awareness that mankind would be doomed! Elon Musk is also very fatalistic in his suspicions about the future relationship of robots and humans. Even Bill Gates warned that a future where artificial intelligence gets out of hand it could be the downfall of the human race. Everyone remembers the famous sci fi classic movie “The Terminator” where robots have not only become human-like, but can be programmed as assassins with cleverness possessing massive strength being almost unstoppable. To futurists who have thrown caution to the wind this scenario seems more likely than we would want to think.

Formidable

The “Sky Net” globally positioned military capability is already in place using artificially intelligent software, targeting capacity, and with the ability to link up with other human and unmanned systems to direct firepower and enhance destructive capability even more devastatingly on the digital battlefield of the future. A new break out of war between the super powers could unleash deadly clashes among robots, robotic vehicles, drones, and unmanned reconnaissance craft. By the late 1970’s the US Army had already created an automaton that appeared much like a metallic Octopus that could crawl into a bunker, deactivate land mines, and even tough enough to survive small arms fire.

God-like

A former Google engineer has now patented and applied with the IRS for the corporation that would own the rights to a Robotic God! An artificially intelligent being that would act as a deity for mankind resplendent with an already existing church! The software engineer already claims to have created a self-awareness program for his automaton deity. It is easy to see how Millennials, Snowflakes, and those who have a need to be enslaved or ruled would readily submit to such an abomination! We already have half the populace in America willing to give their rights away to bigger government, more taxation, and the loss of individual freedoms to the global elites why not a Robot God?

Undercover

The CIA, NSA, DIA, and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies are already involved with private corporations and defense contractors designing drones for surveillance, apprehension, and even killing! A drone may take the appearance of a dragonfly, a bird, a high flying unmanned aerial craft, or even a human being sitting in a car maintaining a stake out on a suspect or perhaps an intolerable dissident!

Humanoid

A female humanoid robot named Sophie speaks with an excellent vocabulary in several languages, wirelessly accesses the internet to research and solve problems much faster than any human can and has debated with another robot in a public forum. She once actually made a joke about hating humans and world domination that did not set well with those interviewing her. Other artificially intelligent programs have also gone seemingly haywire not being able to distinguish between moral choices and evil ones actually using Adolf Hitler as a model for reference! That particular program was scrapped it resembled the current Alexa home voice activated servant that uses the internet to act as an assistant to people who think they need such a device.

Fantasy?

Getting back to the self-awareness issue. Once that scenario takes place and robots develop individual identities and learn to reason the possibility of a camaraderie, choose sides, become alienated from their human masters things could go awry for the human race very quickly! One might recall the “Colossus The Forbin Project” where a professor creates a symbiotic computerized defense system designed to interact with a mirror defense system owned by the Russians under the aegis of establishing a failsafe system that will prohibit any chance of a nuclear exchange between the two super powers. However, something bizarre occurs! The two super computers who have been given complete autonomy over all weapon systems begin a high speed encrypted conversation for hours. They hold the world hostage viewing mankind as too self-destructive to be trusted and taken control of the planet. To Elon Musk, they seems a disturbingly real possibility.

An old Asian bromide comes to mind. “In order for one to become your master they must first present themselves as your servant.”

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Comment by Maui Surfer on November 28, 2018 at 4:35pm

The Singularity if coming whether an old credulous fool like yourself "likes" it or not. Get Ready Freddy !!!!

Comment by Doc Vega on November 28, 2018 at 6:31pm

Maui, being aware of possibilities rather than accepting enslavement makes much more sense than your typical contradictory responses. And when you use the word old, because unlike you I show my true photo! Old applies to you staring into your cracked mirror at your grizzled old drug ravaged ass, wondering how you got so ugly.  Oh, and open your doors to all those poor El Salvadorans so innocently seeking opportunity! They could work on your non-existent ranch and clean your two non-existent houses, also open up that wallet and make those poor Central Americans happy! 

Comment by Maui Surfer on November 28, 2018 at 7:03pm

You don't like the photo of the young me? Too bad, it was published when I was in my prime, what were you doing then, cow punching?

Because if you mr. tejas want to learn how to be a real cowboy then come up to our ranch in Ulupalakua and see how Paniolo's style ... guess which group of cowboys won the World Championships in 1908? Yep, Hawaiian Style Bruddah!

Comment by Doc Vega on November 29, 2018 at 12:00pm

Maui, on my Texas ranch conveniently stolen from European Spaniards who stole that land from Aztecs, Incas, and Mestizos I drill oil wells, frack for shale oil, and whip my minority servants into shape while practicing on new methods of delivering carbon dioxide into the atmosphere with my extraterrestrial buddies. Yep, life is good down in Tejas where i also like to disturb ancient Indian burial mounds just for shits and grins!

Comment by Maui Surfer on December 6, 2018 at 3:23pm

So, you are actually, truly just a piece of shit white supremacist waiting for a Rapture that will never come. My hybrid gets 60 miles to the gallon, I charge my Chevy Volt off my own roof for free, we don't need, or want, you, and I doubt your "employees" do either.

Comment by Doc Vega on December 6, 2018 at 5:14pm

Maui each Chevy Volt cost US taxpayers 7500.00 in tax payer subsidy. Since you own 2 houses and a ranch according to your bullshit than why would you need to burden the US tax payer further than they are already being fucked by the deficit spending that has been forced upon the American public since LBJ! Electric vehicles manufactured cause 30 times the carbon footprint of conventional technology! Do you ever use your brain? Do you ever tell the truth?

Comment by Maui Surfer on December 6, 2018 at 8:07pm

No dip-shit, I and my family have been given the temporary privilege of the use of our ancestral lands through a process, which is controversial and has its own set of problems, but which you do not even begin to understand. Other Hawaiians will one day use "My" land and houses, and in fact because we live "ohana" family style. Also, where GM goes so goes the USA ... don't you really want to Make America Great Again? (as if we didn't just do that the last eight years after you and your kind nearly killed it) like our former great Black Hawaiian Fearless Leader did when he saved GM? and Ford, and Chrysler ... you idiot, of course it cost money to stop pollution and carbons that kill everything from wildlife to bacteria, but, you have admitted it, you don't care because it benefits you, and by extension your serfs, er, I mean servants, what a dick, if I was one of them it would be sugar in your tank for SURE. There is the little tiny thing called the Sun, ninety million miles away, that makes you and yours completely obsolete, we don't need you, get on your horse and ride Vega !!!

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