The Pros And Cons Of The Terminator

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When I hear the word 'robot,' the image of a transformer from the movies comes to mind; a machine capable of acting human-like may be quite fascinating. Unsettling, however, robots are truly The Terminator. With advancement in artificial intelligence comes drawbacks. And these drawbacks are too severe to ignore. Artificial intelligence will control our lives, therefore leading to the ruination of our society. We are intelligent enough to create a machine which is smarter than our own brains. We can create a machine which is stronger than our own muscles. We can create a machine which can grow faster than our own bodies. We can create a machine which can outplay us, outwit us, and out survive us; this should intimidate you. So why are we doing it? It…show more content…
Kuri, a robot introduced in 2017, and dubbed the “Companion Robot” helps with basic tasks around the house, such as announcing dinner time, or reminding someone to take their medication. Seems innocent enough, but what if we took it a step further, or a couple. Think about robot spouses. Tessa Berenson, writer for Fortune Magazine, wrote an article titled, “Humans Marrying Robots? Experts Say It's Really Coming.” Berenson reiterates Professor Adrian Cheok’s words, “’A lot of human marriages are very unhappy,’ he said. ‘Compared to a bad marriage, a robot will be better than a human.’” In Cheok’s opinion, robot marriages encompass compatibility greater than that of human marriages. Ouch! Monogamy is the one aspect in which separates us from other forms of life when it comes to relationships, and according to Cheok, an inanimate robot can not only replicate our unique practice, but it can fundamentally be a better human than a human. If this feels wrong to you, this is because it should. Robots are affecting our consciousness in ways some overlook; as a society, we are not becoming additionally adaptable or wiser. We are becoming fish in a fish

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