The Pros And Cons Of Robots

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However, like most computers, robots also do not have senses to detect any kind of danger or emotions. Some people may still think that they benefited from using robots to convey their emotions. We can agree that robots seem to have a ‘state of mind’ in understanding their own (Turkle 326). But if robots convey certain emotions, they are entirely unreal, not genuine feelings. Being so heavily dependent on robots can have massive impacts on our societal relationship. According to Turkle, people are becoming too connected with their devices, such as telephones or emails, which limited us to connect with our families and friends. This will lead people on the merge of being isolated (“Connected, but alone?”). Therefore, receiving a conservation with real people is better than holding it with robots. It is more beneficial to pay attention to what we care for, rather than fostering what we enjoy, which human beings naturally are (Turkle 328). Beside of using robots as friends, there is always a question whether it is ethical or not. It is too hard to envisage that robots can be easily regarded as serious companion substitutes. Ishiguro mentioned that in his research: most of the participants react to android as if it were human even if they consciously acknowledge it as an android (Garlock 344). Ethics is something important to consider because in terms of android, a humanlike robot, it makes us difficult to differentiate between a real human and a machine. In short, the further
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