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December is pretty awesome as I get a lot of free previews on satellite and one of those was for Rad channel. On Christmas, they were doing a movie marathon featuring robots and so I sat down to watch The Terminator and I, Robot (note: I'm not Christian. My family gave gifts and decorated gingerbread cookies and then had no idea what else to do).
I've noticed that robots, or an invasion of technology in general, seems to be a major fear. Technology is constantly evolving and always feels new. It is always pushing the limits, and the rules and boundaries constantly change. What's acceptable is always changing. That brings the fear that we're allowing too much change. Maybe humanity will reach a point where we can't go back.
The Terminator was fine, because the robots were cold and ruthless. I, Robot however, brought to light a major issue I have.
Okay, let's get it out there: I'm terrified of a robot revolution. It sounds like a really stupid fear, but I don't want robots in every household. I don't feel safe without humanity having control. I mean, imagine what would happen if there's a computer virus? It would be devastating!
In I, Robot, there are three laws that the robots must follow.
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Okay, so not bad right? I mean, look, we're safe? Well, as I, Robot shows, these laws aren't infallible. I have deeper problems though. In my mind, a robot can never be human.
They will never dream, or feel, or truly live or become living. They will always be technology: an object, not a person. I, Robot showcased the importance of humanity, but the biggest problem I have is that it also had a robot, Sonny, who could dream, and feel, and make illogical decisions.
I can't imagine that happening. They're not people and they will never be. I'm not for shoving them and being mean to them, especially because we (hypothetically) made them and I can't stand mistreating something innocent.
That being said, I'm not crazy about robots. I don't want them everywhere. I don't like reading books where robots are romanticized and made like people. They're creepy. It's lame that I'm scared of them, when I never leave my phone unattended. I also go on the computer too much. Why draw the line at robots?
I don't know.