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Robots and the Future

Robots and the Future

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Published by Stacey T Pollock
Science and technology is starting to delve into the possibility of creating a humanoid robot that can feel, think and act in the same way as any human. They are experimenting on the human brain, linking robotic hands to our brain synapses, creating full models of humanoid robots that are now in the beginning stages in their design, now taken on as a technological challenge. What is to become of this technology in the future and to what limits will we take our exploration into the arena of creating humanoid robots?
Science and technology is starting to delve into the possibility of creating a humanoid robot that can feel, think and act in the same way as any human. They are experimenting on the human brain, linking robotic hands to our brain synapses, creating full models of humanoid robots that are now in the beginning stages in their design, now taken on as a technological challenge. What is to become of this technology in the future and to what limits will we take our exploration into the arena of creating humanoid robots?

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Robots and the future
Is it possible to create a humanoid robot that has a soul andemotions?
Science and technology is starting to delve into the possibility of creating a humanoid robotthat can feel, think and act in the same way as any human. They are experimenting on thehuman brain, linking robotic hands to our brain synapses, creating full models of humanoidrobots that are now in the beginning stages in their design, now taken on as a technologicalchallenge. What is to become of this technology in the future and to what limits will we takeour exploration into the arena of creating humanoid robots?Technology and science certainly offers us innumerable comforts within our world, not tomention lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to people who have extreme medicalconditions and need the help of science and technology to live comfortable within their everyday lives. The creation of robot limbs, helps to allow a person to walk again, theintroduction of synthetic body parts, such as a heart pump can help a person to live longer.The technological changes certainly have their great benefits and the skies the limit when itcomes to possibility of what we can create in the future.With every passing year we see new inventions coming into use, new electrical appliances,new scientific discoveries that change not only how we live life, but also how we view our life as a whole. Most see technology as a change for the better, something that can enhanceour lives and bring to us a better way of living life with more comfort and time for recreation.Although we are at the beginning stages of the technology era, to how far do we go with our need to manipulate matter in order to make our environment better?When it comes to the idea of humanoid robots this topic comes into the forefront, bringingforth the concept of ethics and reasons behind producing certain types of technology. Is it notenough to create electronic limbs in order to help a human live life, to enhance the lives of  paraplegic people who can use electrical devices in order to do certain tasks? Why would weneed to create a humanoid robot, if it is not only just to say that we have achieved thisendeavor, to say that we are now able to create life, just as if we are god like and in control of all that we experience. Perhaps this is just an egotistical endeavor that might end up our ownmisfortune in the end.This might be the number one fallacy of people who dream of such possibility, something thatthey might eventually one day have to consider. That it is not possible to create a life as it isdone through creation, from synthetic parts that have no real life of there own. Weexperiment with life that has already been given to us, wondering how it is formed. However 
 
we do not form life from the core of all formation and that is where the problem lies. Thisfact only emphasizes the ill knowledge we have of our true origins and also to our lack of understanding of the mind and core of who we are.We utilize our mind and the element of force in order to determine our life, but it is somethingwe cannot recreate, the core of which we are, the soul, the thing that forms the whole of our energy and our perception of reality, for some seen as God, or for some this is called spirit.We cannot recreate spirit or life force that forms the whole of our personality, the spontaneouscomponent of ourselves, that sees life through inspiration, desire and purpose. A robot cannever have these things; it can never have true purpose, desire, inspiration or spontaneity.These things come from the core of who are, from our soul creation. They will never be ableto be recreated with just material embodiment alone.It was a number of years ago now that I started to have a series of dreams that relate to thisissue at hand, to do with the ethics of creating such technology in our world. Although theyare only dreams they deal with the fundamentals of where such technology can take us, andhow it can become not only beneficial but destructive to our development in the future. Thesedreams look at extremes of possibility, if such technology were to be utilized in selfish ways,and this means in ways that are not necessary for the longevity of the human species as awhole.The first dream I had many years ago, and it relates to the creation of robots for the use of human interaction, whether that be for physical help, emotional support or sexual desires. Italso relates to changes within our bodies when it comes to manipulation we do ourselves onour biology and chemical makeup.In this dream I was walking along a street of a city, it was dusk and I was watching theinteraction of people around me as they went about their daily lives. In this dream technologywas very advanced but in a more concealed way. Males and females were no longer inrespect of each other from what I was seeing through their interactions. There was a lot of anger between the sexes and resentment for each others way of seeing life. The human population was dying out at a great rate, not only because of physical manipulation but also because of the introduction of human robots that gave controlled comfort to a person’s life. Inthis dream it emphasizes the fact that a robot does not need to fulfill any destiny or desires, but was being utilized to fill the desires of humans and their needs.As the dream played out I saw snapshots of information coming from the minds of the peoplewalking around me. They were showing me how their lifestyle was and how technology hadimpacted their whole world. There world was made up on disappointment and inwardselfishness, that derived out of the non-appreciation for what life really had to offer at thecore. In this life, I saw something that I even found peculiar at the time, that it was women inthis world that really made the biggest impact.They had in this life totally separated themselves from the need to have a man in order to behappy in life. They instead preferred the comfort of a robot man who would be there for themno matter what they needed or wanted. This was built purely from the fact that the woman inthis world of my dream were unsatisfied with a males inability to be emotionally supportiveof them. They wanted much more, someone to listen and to understand there needs anddesires and this was given to them from the synthetic robot man, who would answer to every
 
wish, who would never be late or forgetful, and who would always support them through allthat they did, and sit and listen to them without a complaint.This dream emphasized the impact of robots in a world that was psychologically andemotionally unable to cope with life at the basic level, let alone to have to confront the impactof their own decisions that was constantly being backed up by their own singular needs andgreed based ethics.The result lead to a decline in birth rate and a dying out of the human race, from theseparation of society at the true core where new life is naturally created from, and that is between the man and woman. There was a loss of respect between the sexes that resulted indistrust and hatred. This occurred also because of the decreased birth rate of women ingeneral, there was so much angst from the fact that this was occurring, making some womenask the question of whether they needed the man if they could no longer produce a child withthem anyway.The second dream I had some years later, and relates to the use of robotic parts within thealready formed human body. In this dream I was in first person in a place that was a sort of scientific laboratory. I was walking past a set of rooms and I notice something strangehappening to a man further up in the corridor. He was crouched down on the ground, as if hewas in pain. I was watching this man from far away and after a moment he got up and proceeded to walk as normal as if nothing had happened. There was something weird abouthim, like he was empty inside, with no personality or expression within his body.He walked as normal throughout this facility that I was situated in. In the dream I was ascientist and was working for some sort of drug research laboratory. When I watched him Icould feel that he was different, but most could not see this, I knew, because he walkedamongst humans as if he was normal and unseen. I could feel though that he had no spark of life within him, he had no soul or spirit, he was like a walking drone, and when I looked intohis eyes I could see a small glowing red light and beyond this they seemed to be filled withtotal emptiness. Not all could see what I was looking at, as I proceeded to ask my friends what they thought.Some could see through their senses but others not. What we saw was an increase of thesewalking drones which lead to increased discomfort amongst the humans, the ones that couldsee them. Just through the actions of these drones they were becoming very apparent amongstthe humans, and on the increase.It was at this stage that I asked my superior what we were going to do if we were to be facedwith the same situation, if we were to turn into these beings. She came to me with a small package and put it in my hand. It was some sort of tablets that were to take my life in themost extreme of situations, if it came to the point that I would start to go through the changes.Many people at the facility were starting to be taken away by these drones to a building thatwas setup specifically for their plans. It was a box shaped building with jets coming out of the ceiling spraying all the humans in the room, with a fine mist of some sort of liquid. Theroom housed 10-20 people, who were gradually led away one by one to another room to bechanged into these drones. At this stage in the dream I could not understand what was goingon and I went to try and walk out. As I proceeded to do so, one of the drones came towards

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