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Sending Robots To Do Your Work
Posted 4/5/14 , edited 4/5/14
would make them clean, do laundry, massage my feet.

building a sentient robot is impossible, and I don't want to get into a discussion about that. but it would be nice if robots are intelligent enough to hold a proper conversation with me... because programming memorized responses to different scenarios is possible.


I want robots to be smart... but not like smartphone-smart; where you type a word and it "smartly" autocorrects to another word that you don't even want.



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Posted 6/5/14
Wouldn't THIS just be the greatest thing since sliced Bread? I'd want a Bender. But I'd lose both of My Jobs that very Day, haha.
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Posted 6/5/14
Fuck that shit. I live by "if you want something done right, you do it yourself." And besides, I'd get too god damned lazy if R2D2 could do everything for me.
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Posted 6/5/14
I could get behind robotic soldiers. No feelings of guilt when you break them.
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Posted 6/5/14
Reminds me of this guy:



Making him haul big ass water basins around for you.
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Posted 6/5/14
I don't want robots to take over the world, so no, i'll take out my own trash.
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Posted 6/5/14 , edited 6/5/14
I am against it.
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Posted 6/6/14
Yes and no?
I'm okay with a roomba, but I feel like I would degrade as a person if I wasn't forced to do my own laundry.
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Posted 6/6/14

GayAsianBoy wrote:
building a sentient robot is impossible, and I don't want to get into a discussion about that.


Give it time, that's all I'll say about it.

Regarding sending robots to do your work, when everyone does that, humans will cease to advance. When life is easy and no effort is required, there will be little reason to attempt to improve anything.

Which isn't to say I wouldn't do it if I could, but I'd like to think I'd use the extra time to work towards other useful things instead of just taking a permanent vacation.
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Posted 6/6/14

bathroom64 wrote:

I am against it.


This.
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Posted 6/6/14 , edited 6/6/14
All for it when it comes to life-threatening work. There's always replacing machines but we can't replace a human life. I'd rather someone come to me in my workplace and tell me T4-120B was crushed under tons of rock trying to map out an abandoned mining system then tell me Rob and Jason died this morning doing the same job. I can keep backups of programs, scripts, and have my machines transfer data live but we can't backup a human. This is why I'm making artificial intelligence my career.



The idea of machines doing so many of our daily mundane tasks that result in is becoming lazy 300lb sacks of meat isn't the fault of the machine and we cannot blame robots for humans becoming like this. Artificial intelligence in machines designed to complete tasks at the level of a human(or better) is already prevalent in manufacturing, journalism, medical, banking, and just about every field we can think of. It can either be a completely virtual AI agent running billions of clock cycles to find the best trades in banking and stocks or a completely physical machine like we have mapping out dangerous abandoned mine shafts. These are jobs that are done by robots because they would be virtually impossible to do as a human(when it comes banking and the thousands of terabytes of data to be processed) or requiring the precision of a robot that a human just could never do. These are examples of machines being used for good reasons and not because the user doesn't feel like getting up off the couch. It is not in the machine's power to say no to being used for stupid reasons. Do not blame these machines for the laziness of humans. Blame the humans for the laziness of the humans. These machines are nothing more than tools and you cannot blame the tool for the actions of the user.

Furthermore, do not apply universal statements to all users and all machines. Looking at roomba vacuums, self driving cars, and potential for laundry robots, these are all things that a great majority of us can do on our own unassisted but remember to broaden your horizons when saying if you are "for" or "against" these machines. Think about the blind or visually-impaired in general. Doing such work is extremely difficult or impossible especially when it comes to driving. Self-reliant logistics is a huge part of today's world and that aspect of the modern day is completely taken from the blind. Self-driving cars would bring that aspect of life back to them. Take an elderly woman who chooses to live on their own. They have hip and back problems. Doing laundry or vacuuming around the house is painful and torture for these people. Machines can and do take that pain and worry away from them.

Myself and many others are physically capable of doing these tasks on our own(and very well should for ourselves and sometimes others) but we can not apply that to everyone because there are a limitless amount of situations where these kinds of machines are miracles.

Sorry for the pathos. It was very prevalent in this. If anyone is interested I wrote a paper on this very subject and would love to share (as soon as I fix my desktop and can get it from the HD) Live hard. Hoizen out.
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Posted 6/6/14
I'm all for having a robot do manual labor chores and simple maintenance around the house. I don't enjoy doing those activities and I get my exercise at the gym or outside, so I don't need to do them to stay fit.

Most of the stuff that I do for work is stuff that a program or a robot couldn't do, unless it had some sentience. I do use tools to automate the stuff that can be automated, but a lot of my work requires making decisions that at least today's computers are unable to make. I see automation of tasks as a good thing, as it frees me to spend my time on the creative and thinking parts of my work.

I love driving, but driving during my daily commute isn't fun at all due to all the traffic and stop lights on the way. I'd gladly turn the reigns over to a self driving car for my commute as long as I can be the one in control at other times.
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Posted 6/6/14
Robots so affordable, why can't the company I'd work at just provide these for themselves?

And no, I'd rather do stuff myself.
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Posted 6/6/14
As much as working is a pain I'd rather work myself makes me feel good when I get my paycheck don't really care for an easy life
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