Boston Dymanics just released this video of the new Atlas Robot. It's pretty creepy how much it seems like a person, and I can only imagine how much they will improve in the future too! If these became common, could you ever date a robot?
I found this one too, and it's super weird how realistic these robots are:
First, lets talk about the origin of the word "robot". It was first used in 1921 in a play called R. U. F (Rossum’s Universal Robots). The word is derived from the slavic word "работа" (rabota) which is derived from the word "роб" (rob) which means "slave". Thats the whole intended purpose of robots, to be our slaves, to do things no man could.
This whole issue raises another question, if robots have artificial minds that can feel just like we do, should they be slaves? I am going to answer to that with a question, what would happen if they aren't under our control?
If we make a robot with artificial mind they would have the capacity to be infinite number of times more intelligent than us, and more resistant. To them we would be nothing more than ants. At some point they will decide they won't need us anymore because the only thing we do is pollute.
I guess if you don't mind your boyfriend walking around like he has a pole up his butt. Obviously no... I want a guy with emotions and free will. Someone who will challenge me and drive me insane like @suitandtie.
I think in the future robotic sex partners will be normal. In fact you could even look at the common vibrator as the first step. likewise people are already talking to their phones, and naming their robotic vacuum cleaners. In many ways we are already doing the same things with many smaller more primitive machines, that we would do with a human sized machine. We just don't have the confusion of mistaking them as human at this point.
There are also reasons why it could be encouraged in a future society, such as population control in stopping unplanned pregnancies, preventing the spread of STD's, and even combating gender roles, as straight men and women would no longer feel the need to fill a role, in order to attract a partner. If people will have sex with disease carrying prostitutes, then certainly a robot that can be properly sanitized after every use would also appeal to a great number of people. This could even help curb human trafficking.
Okay, first I should mention that in the first video, that dude who is screwing with that robot with the hockey stick... that's why robots are going to get pissed off and take over and kill all the humans.
But for those of us who are respectful to the robots, I think dating a robot would be awesome. It is the quintessence of compliance. It doesn't complain. It always wants to do what you want to do. It's never tired, bored, too drunk, never has a headache or PMS. It is all the fun of a relationship without all the bothersome qualities of another human being. Seems like there aren't any drawbacks unless you want a family, in which case, robot kids seem like the answer!
Boston Dynamics is definitely the leader in robot motor control and sensing. I've seen a couple of their robot designs and theyre funded by the US military to do projects for them. Like Big Dog was one robot which is a 4 legged robot which carries supplies for troops. It can navigate rough terrain and has an amazing ability to maintain its balance. I thought it was incredible when it was slipping on ice that it managed to still stand up and it kinda looked like Bambi lol.
As for AI, it still has a long way to go and I think quantum computing will be the next level to have a much more realistic AI. Binary code can only do so much and I think quantum computing will greatly improve artificial intelligence to the point where it could be almost too real. We are breaking into the realm of how brains work and the underlying code of such a magnificent machine. I think the threat of robots taking over the world is actually a possibility in the far away future and not so science fiction anymore.
in the first video, the guy at 1:25 will be the first to die when our robotic overlords take over. also, i couldnt help but laugh when he made it face plant at 2:06.
in the second video, i kind of see the good in this. the global population is sky rocketing and this may be a good way to slow down the rate at which we are reproducing, although it does remind me of a movie i saw as a kid. it was about a theme park in which humans could recreate moments from the past. there was a scene in the old west where a prostitute sex robot refused to sleep with a customer and then went on a killing rampage.
They will never be able to invent an AI that emulates a woman. Women don't know what they want whereas a computer cannot deal with uncertainty. They are opposites on the spectrum. As much as it can be irritating, it's also part of their charm lol
Holy shit. I would definitely get one of these. Not to date though, AI is fascinating. You saw how the girl in the video even expressed body language as she speaks? This is just amazing!! I wonder if the AI is smart enough to read human emotions from their tone of voice or the symmetry in their faces (angle of eye-brows... etc). Man, God bless the future... LOL.
Some creeps would have sex with one. I could never be more sexually attracted to a robot than I could be to Siri. lol Even if the world ever came to the invention of androids,(ones as realistic looking as Data in Star Trek), I'm sure I could find them attractive, but still want no relationship. What we have today ment to look human are easily seen fake and are creepy...
Well I've fucked sex toys before but thats as far as ill go thanks. Maybe one day A. I will become indistinguishable from humans, by that I mean... when you put an intelligent machine inside a realistic "body" combined with the dexterity of humans. However that day is probably at least 50 years away though.
My question to society: Why the demand for sex robots? That's easy... many men especially can't get their sexual needs met. My actual, more interesting debate, is why men can't get their sexual needs that easy?
That's the end of our world right there. When the elite don't need the common working class to do jobs any more we'll all be fucked. Why pay someone when you can have a robot doing it for nothing? It'll be robot armies next. We are so fucked
They made a robot that looked like Cristiano Ronaldo. it was so real even he freaked out, look date hell no it's weird but I forsee men and women turning to them since we have no idea how to interact with humans