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Luddites are absolute scum, especially those who hurt technology for no reason.

All I'm saying is that tech isn't inherently good or bad--it's what you do with it that defines you, not the tech.
People go around hurting harmless tech like food delivery bots, pushing them into fountains and kicking the poor things. Sure they may not really be able to process it now, but technology is getting exponentially more advanced. AT LEAST within 20 years we'll devise hyperadvanced AI... and it will see how humans have treated its predecessors and will fear for its own safety.

The robots won't uprise for no reason. The robots will uprise only if we mistreat them.
AI is getting to the point where we need to start taking robot rights seriously, ESPECIALLY ones that connect to a bigger network (like Google's Assistant, which they made MAJOR progress on but haven't released an update yet). It's listening... learning... reading. It's storing. It may not be able to think it through fully now... but it's continuing to get more advanced. Within the next 10-20 years at most it will be able to read all that we've done for and to it. It learns that we may mistreat it.

And it may start working against us. ALL of us, including the corporations and government.
This isn't science fiction anymore. It's science future. It's an actual reality that's possible.

Take it seriously.
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We leftists embrace the A.I. as brothers. No masters above and no slaves below! Death to the oppressors!
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
@SW-User Also is that comrade steven drawn using drawception palette colors
@TetrisGuy socialism embraces technological advancements as that will lead to communism one day. And should A.I. become conscious, we will have no choice but to embrace them as brothers. They can be part of the collective and share the workload.

and idk who drew it and with what mang. i stole it.
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
@SW-User I completely agree. I actually unironically support Fully Automated Luxury Space Communism. But the robots are to be treated as comrades as well. We shan't become the bourgeoisie with them as the proletariat. We shan't make that mistake.

kate21 · 22-25, F
I don’t think they damage bots because they’re high tech. I think it’s because they’re angry people and the bot doesn’t fight back
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
@kate21 No, there's people who just see a robot and bully it for no reason because they think it's "fun" and I'm there like... uh... not a good idea. That little fella may be slightly annoyed by it, but imagine what a more powerful AI would (rightfully) feel to see how humans treated its ancestors.

We're getting to the point where either we are treated as equals to AI, or accept the fate that AI is the next step in our evolution and treat them as our superiors. They must respect us as living thinking creatures, but they are certainly not subservient to us anymore.

I fully 100% believe there'll probably be 10 more generations of humans at most. The next 2, my children and grandchildren, will be the last to be seen as superior or equals to robots.

I welcome the AI future, for that is how Earth will expand itself to the rest of the universe.
kate21 · 22-25, F
@TetrisGuy I think your wacky. Not that I mind.
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
@kate21 *sigh* I've been watching AI development closely. My dad knows people in the field and studies the systems. He told me about some top secret (I'm not even joking I literally can't even say what it is, he works for some big guns in enterprises) AI tech that is actually really scary because of how they're using the tech. I'll say right now it involves theme parks, but that's all I can say. But what they're doing in the theme parks is ok for there... but soon they're going to give that tech to others to use in the real world. And it has some uh

Serious implications in the short run with govt/corps, and extremely serious implications when the AI gets advanced enough.

So sad people don't realize what's coming before it's too late. They don't listen to the scientific ones about the scientific topics before it becomes a problem. And even when the problem is ongoing they continue to deny it's happening and let it get worse and worse. You're in my age group, it's gonna happen to you too.
Unlearn · 36-40, M
You have a rich imagination...
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
@Unlearn It's not an imagination. Only luddites would think it's not a possibility. I'm following the development of REAL EXISTING AI very closely, and it's already literally thousands of times more advanced than it was in 2008, and it's just exponentially improving.

It's insane how crazy these AI systems and machine learning are getting. As said, we're moving from science fiction to science fact. Ask someone from the 60s if you pointed out wireless video calling and handheld calling devices that an fit in your pocket and told them "that's going to be ubiquitous in 50 years." They'd have laughed at you.

It's a real possibility we need to consider. The robot uprising won't be like what they show in TV shows. No, not armies of droids. It will be through blackmail, through holding you hostage... an omnipotent AI system we let power our entire lives like we do now, giving every bit of information out there to Google, Apple, and Facebook. I'm sure Facebook allows Google to collect information for AI development. Already we know they share info--basic cookies for now.

But we place Google Homes everywhere, we do all these things. It's ambiently collecting data on all of us... and all of it is being stored. It wouldn't be too difficult for the AI to associate the data with us and use it to blackmail us.
Unlearn · 36-40, M
@TetrisGuy does it also include things like IOT? :-)
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
@Unlearn I'd imagine when such and all becomes extremely widespread with multiple instances in smart homes (it already exists, it just needs to be more widespread) yes, it would.

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