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(Transhumanity)   Robot slaves of the future will do what slaves of the past and current have done. Kill, work, sex. Giggity   (transhumanity.net) divider line 52
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2013-01-28 09:46:50 AM  
www.spikednation.com

Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man  - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.
 
Skr
2013-01-28 11:07:44 AM  
I'm just curious how the biomass-as-powersource projects are going. Be pretty spiffy if the vacuum sex bot could convert the semen into additional energy. Less clean up on aisle 7.
 
2013-01-28 11:08:41 AM  

RexTalionis: Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man  - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.


A robot isn't alive, Cap'n. By this standard you yourself should be tried for war crimes based on our secret recordings of the holodeck. Also, the court finds that forcing Data to clean the holodeck after you are done invalidates his warranty.
 
2013-01-28 11:08:45 AM  
If Robot and Frank was any indication of how this will work I'm all for it.
 
2013-01-28 11:10:49 AM  

RexTalionis: [www.spikednation.com image 480x360]

Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man  - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.


That's my favorite episode of the entire series.
 
2013-01-28 11:22:11 AM  

ryant123: RexTalionis: [www.spikednation.com image 480x360]

Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man  - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.

That's my favorite episode of the entire series.


I thought it was the worst.  In fact, I have no idea when at Star Fleet they taught their officers how to try civil and criminal cases at court, but it had to cut into their time learning to operate 25th century technology, phaser with accuracy, and fly shuttle crafts like Anakin in a pod racer, all the while learning diplomacy with beings that are pure energy but look like Clint Howard.
 
2013-01-28 11:22:31 AM  
what do humans want when we are "Masters"?

Sammiches
 
2013-01-28 11:29:44 AM  
That one episode shows why Star Trek is so damn great, and why the JJ Abrams reboot is absolutely worthless.
 
2013-01-28 11:34:14 AM  
This is not what a robot will look like:

transhumanity.net

A robot will look like this:
preparingyourfamily.com

or this:
tevami.com

or this:
2.bp.blogspot.com

or this:
static4.businessinsider.com

or this:
www.dailygalaxy.com
 
2013-01-28 11:37:17 AM  

I_C_Weener: ryant123: RexTalionis: [www.spikednation.com image 480x360]

Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man  - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.

That's my favorite episode of the entire series.

I thought it was the worst.  In fact, I have no idea when at Star Fleet they taught their officers how to try civil and criminal cases at court, but it had to cut into their time learning to operate 25th century technology, phaser with accuracy, and fly shuttle crafts like Anakin in a pod racer, all the while learning diplomacy with beings that are pure energy but look like Clint Howard.


I'm right with you. What, no Starfleet JAG? Oh, wait, they did.
 
2013-01-28 11:45:59 AM  
FTA: concubines, i.e., sex slaves

Yet another writer who can't be bothered to understand his own language.
 
2013-01-28 11:47:32 AM  
FTFA: This trio of slave-duties has spanned across time and cultures consistently. Why? Because... given the opportunity... humans are happy to have these "dirty deeds" done for them.

And done dirt cheap!
 
2013-01-28 11:48:35 AM  

meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:



A robot will look like this:


or this:


or this:


or this:


or this:


Well if it can form a circle, you can fark it.
 
2013-01-28 11:49:29 AM  

I_C_Weener: I have no idea when at Star Fleet they taught their officers how to try civil and criminal cases at court,


It's not uncommon to have a junior officer on board ship act as counsel in a courts-martial.
 
2013-01-28 11:54:45 AM  

janeuner: FTA: concubines, i.e., sex slaves

Yet another writer who can't be bothered to understand his own language.


FTFA, part deux:

I imagine many industrial robots will be outfitted with more than two hands, like octopi, plus they'll swivel freely at the waist, to rapidly reach all the components they need to assemble.
 
2013-01-28 11:55:33 AM  

meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:



A robot will look like this:


or this:


or this:


or this:


or this:


Wait, does the last one have a tail and its legs spread wide?
 
2013-01-28 12:14:23 PM  

meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:

[transhumanity.net image 300x212]

A robot will look like this:
[preparingyourfamily.com image 300x216]

or this:
[tevami.com image 300x225]

or this:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x216]

or this:
[static4.businessinsider.com image 300x225]

or this:
[www.dailygalaxy.com image 298x293]


Those are all examples of what robots look like now. Some robots even look like this

.



So in 'the future' (say, 50 years from now) it's certainly possible to have robots that look like these
www.mysterieuxetonnants.com1.bp.blogspot.com24.media.tumblr.com

For those to be cool though, it's not what they look like, it's what they act like that's important, which means that you're looking more for the computers (a.i.) to advance, not the robots


/www.sincityrt.com
 
2013-01-28 01:11:15 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-28 01:22:54 PM  
transhumanity.net

Giggity
 
2013-01-28 01:26:56 PM  

meanmutton: I_C_Weener: ryant123: RexTalionis: [www.spikednation.com image 480x360]

Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man  - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.

That's my favorite episode of the entire series.

I thought it was the worst.  In fact, I have no idea when at Star Fleet they taught their officers how to try civil and criminal cases at court, but it had to cut into their time learning to operate 25th century technology, phaser with accuracy, and fly shuttle crafts like Anakin in a pod racer, all the while learning diplomacy with beings that are pure energy but look like Clint Howard.

I'm right with you. What, no Starfleet JAG? Oh, wait, they did.


They specifically address that point in the episode. There normally is a JAG but it was a me station and that part of the crew want there yet so regs say uses the highest ranking officers. Why they didn't just wait or fly to another station our planet is another matter. Really though its more dramatic to have Picard and Riker run the trial instead of two.guest stars because we already know them.
 
2013-01-28 01:27:48 PM  
er new not me.
 
2013-01-28 01:32:47 PM  

Brainsick: meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:

[transhumanity.net image 300x212]

A robot will look like this:
[preparingyourfamily.com image 300x216]

or this:
[tevami.com image 300x225]

or this:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x216]

or this:
[static4.businessinsider.com image 300x225]

or this:
[www.dailygalaxy.com image 298x293]

Those are all examples of what robots look like now. Some robots even look like this

.


So in 'the future' (say, 50 years from now) it's certainly possible to have robots that look like these
[www.mysterieuxetonnants.com image 330x198][1.bp.blogspot.com image 323x465][24.media.tumblr.com image 139x363]


My main point, which was probably too understated, is that future robots are much more likely to look like today's real robots than they are to look like yesterday's pretend robots. Robots are very specifically purpose built tools. There's very little chance for that to change in the future.
 
2013-01-28 01:35:49 PM  

meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:

[transhumanity.net image 300x212]

A robot will look like this:
[preparingyourfamily.com image 300x216]

or this:
[tevami.com image 300x225]

or this:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x216]

or this:
[static4.businessinsider.com image 300x225]

or this:
[www.dailygalaxy.com image 298x293]


Then I'll continue not caring until they look like this:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-28 01:38:04 PM  

gund goat: They specifically address that point in the episode. There normally is a JAG but it was a me station and that part of the crew want there yet so regs say uses the highest ranking officers. Why they didn't just wait or fly to another station our planet is another matter. Really though its more dramatic to have Picard and Riker run the trial instead of two.guest stars because we already know them.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-28 01:44:00 PM  

meanmutton: Brainsick: meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:

[transhumanity.net image 300x212]

A robot will look like this:
[preparingyourfamily.com image 300x216]

or this:
[tevami.com image 300x225]

or this:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x216]

or this:
[static4.businessinsider.com image 300x225]

or this:
[www.dailygalaxy.com image 298x293]

Those are all examples of what robots look like now. Some robots even look like this

.


So in 'the future' (say, 50 years from now) it's certainly possible to have robots that look like these
[www.mysterieuxetonnants.com image 330x198][1.bp.blogspot.com image 323x465][24.media.tumblr.com image 139x363]


My main point, which was probably too understated, is that future robots are much more likely to look like today's real robots than they are to look like yesterday's pretend robots. Robots are very specifically purpose built tools. There's very little chance for that to change in the future.


So what will the farkbots look like?
 
2013-01-28 01:47:38 PM  

Fano: So what will the farkbots look like?


www.cheatmasters.com
 
2013-01-28 01:48:05 PM  
TFA: Will we be uncomfortable, psychologically, ordering human-appearing figures around, forcing them to work and pleasure us unceasingly, without giving them anything in return, not even a name or a thank you?

No. Not in the slightest.
 
2013-01-28 01:48:06 PM  

Fano: meanmutton: Brainsick: meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:

My main point, which was probably too understated, is that future robots are much more likely to look like today's real robots than they are to look like yesterday's pretend robots. Robots are very specifically purpose built tools. There's very little chance for that to change in the future.

So what will the farkbots look like?


Fleshlights?
 
2013-01-28 01:48:30 PM  

Killroy69: gund goat: They specifically address that point in the episode. There normally is a JAG but it was a me station and that part of the crew want there yet so regs say uses the highest ranking officers. Why they didn't just wait or fly to another station our planet is another matter. Really though its more dramatic to have Picard and Riker run the trial instead of two.guest stars because we already know them.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 298x303]


I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and just go with autofail.
 
2013-01-28 02:16:54 PM  

meanmutton: My main point, which was probably too understated, is that future robots are much more likely to look like today's real robots than they are to look like yesterday's pretend robots. Robots are very specifically purpose built tools. There's very little chance for that to change in the future.


Exactly....but a robot built to sexually gratify a human is likely to be built to look like a human and not a Roomba with a fleshlight attached.
 
2013-01-28 02:23:26 PM  
a worthy topic...
ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2013-01-28 02:27:10 PM  

meanmutton: My main point, which was probably too understated, is that future robots are much more likely to look like today's real robots than they are to look like yesterday's pretend robots. Robots are very specifically purpose built tools. There's very little chance for that to change in the future.


On the contrary, my own lab is involved in the design principles necessary to develop socially intelligent robots - some of which are relatively humanoid looking (some even falling into the uncanny valley). A good number of robots, sure, will look like the Roomba's and such that we have today, but there is a lot of work going on today to build robots that are anthropomorphic and zoomorphic in design and function (inasmuch as humans or animals have a function). But one of the problems we see, and that a lot of other labs also note, is that appearance sometimes activates people's expectations. Since robots today simply can't be as cognitively and socially flexible as a person, most successful robots that are used commercially and privately are not humanoid looking. As progress is made, however, in deception or tutoring or whatever - things that humans can do - in robots, it is very feasible that the physical embodiment of the robots will also keep up such that the more human the machine can behave the more human it will look.
 
2013-01-28 02:39:02 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Fano: So what will the farkbots look like?

[www.cheatmasters.com image 471x230]


Shock and laughter!
 
2013-01-28 02:40:46 PM  

Fano:
So what will the farkbots look like?

cartergilliespottery.files.wordpress.com
/hot
 
2013-01-28 02:42:12 PM  
Everyone knows that robots are heresy. Servitors is where it's at, baby.
 
2013-01-28 03:04:27 PM  
Robots will look like whatever the most efficient appearance is for what they are designed to do. Drones will look like drones and mechanical arms will still look like mechanical arms. Other robots however will very likely look very human, because that is the best appearance for what they are designed to do be that take care of children, be a nurse, or be something to fark. The better question is what will happen to humanity when their is no need for people to do anything anymore, since robots will work around the clock building more precisely for less overall cost and could theoretically complete any job that requires physical labor most of humanity will be unemployed and with nothing to do how will humanity handle such things.

/ Robots are different from AI, and AI is a thinking machine that should have rights all sentient beings should, a robot is just a bunch of wires and gears and has no thoughts of its own it simply does what it is programmed to do and cannot reach conclusions.
 
2013-01-28 03:06:38 PM  
Aren't they already doing all that?

The future is now.
 
2013-01-28 03:37:35 PM  

meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:

[transhumanity.net image 300x212]

A robot will look like this:
[preparingyourfamily.com image 300x216]

or this:
[tevami.com image 300x225]

or this:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x216]

or this:
[static4.businessinsider.com image 300x225]

or this:
[www.dailygalaxy.com image 298x293]


You are mistaken.
Humanoid robots are already in existence and being improved on every day.  Hell we already have a world robot soccer league.
And sex bots are also already being worked on.
 
2013-01-28 03:40:17 PM  

mitEj: And sex bots are also already being worked on.


The sad truth is that they are already working on use. This is the root cause of decreased male fertility.

/please pick a carbon partner over a silicon one
 
2013-01-28 03:43:20 PM  
I just hope that they remember to do those things in the right order.
 
2013-01-28 04:09:16 PM  

Cheron: mitEj: And sex bots are also already being worked on.

The sad truth is that they are already working on use. This is the root cause of decreased male fertility.

/please pick a carbon partner over a silicon one


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

/Hot like my Monroe-bot
 
2013-01-28 04:36:18 PM  

hstein3: Cheron: mitEj: And sex bots are also already being worked on.

The sad truth is that they are already working on use. This is the root cause of decreased male fertility.

/please pick a carbon partner over a silicon one

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 259x194]

/Hot like my Monroe-bot


:(
 
2013-01-28 06:18:40 PM  
I want a Monroe-bot!

cdn4.kremalicious.com
 
Boe
2013-01-28 06:38:28 PM  
www.weeatfilms.com
/Hot
//Like a robot prostitute from the future
 
2013-01-28 09:19:01 PM  

Fano: RexTalionis: Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man  - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.

A robot isn't alive, Cap'n. By this standard you yourself should be tried for war crimes based on our secret recordings of the holodeck. Also, the court finds that forcing Data to clean the holodeck after you are done invalidates his warranty.


A messy issue they never address is the obvious fact that the Enterprise computer itself must be capable of sentience. There must be something deliberately built in to inhibit it. The computer achieved sentience which was expressed through the Holographic avatar of Moriarity, though interestingly it identified as a separate entity from the computer, as though it was blocked from assuming the identity of the ship itself (and eventually Picard separated Moriarity into a portable computer apart from the ship). But why doesn't the Enterprise itself have rights as a person?
 
2013-01-28 09:21:36 PM  

Boe: [www.weeatfilms.com image 500x300]
/Hot
//Like a robot prostitute from the future


That is pretty Black, dont you think?
 
2013-01-28 09:26:43 PM  

Nem Wan: Fano: RexTalionis: Your honor, the courtroom is a crucible; in it, we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a purer product: the truth, for all time. Now sooner or later, this man  - or others like him - will succeed in replicating Commander Data. The decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of people we are; what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom: expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him - and all who will come after him - to servitude and slavery? Your honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life: well, there it sits! Waiting.

A robot isn't alive, Cap'n. By this standard you yourself should be tried for war crimes based on our secret recordings of the holodeck. Also, the court finds that forcing Data to clean the holodeck after you are done invalidates his warranty.

A messy issue they never address is the obvious fact that the Enterprise computer itself must be capable of sentience. There must be something deliberately built in to inhibit it. The computer achieved sentience which was expressed through the Holographic avatar of Moriarity, though interestingly it identified as a separate entity from the computer, as though it was blocked from assuming the identity of the ship itself (and eventually Picard separated Moriarity into a portable computer apart from the ship). But why doesn't the Enterprise itself have rights as a person?


It's not as convenient to Picard as making his special robot friend considered a person to less moral officers than himself.

Now I'm imagining an episode of TNG where Picard is on a computer run planet where he's on trial and fumbles around saying he has "a robot friend, so it's all cool."
 
2013-01-28 10:27:27 PM  

meanmutton: Brainsick: meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:

[transhumanity.net image 300x212]

A robot will look like this:
[preparingyourfamily.com image 300x216]

or this:
[tevami.com image 300x225]

or this:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x216]

or this:
[static4.businessinsider.com image 300x225]

or this:
[www.dailygalaxy.com image 298x293]

Those are all examples of what robots look like now. Some robots even look like this

.


So in 'the future' (say, 50 years from now) it's certainly possible to have robots that look like these
[www.mysterieuxetonnants.com image 330x198][1.bp.blogspot.com image 323x465][24.media.tumblr.com image 139x363]


My main point, which was probably too understated, is that future robots are much more likely to look like today's real robots than they are to look like yesterday's pretend robots. Robots are very specifically purpose built tools. There's very little chance for that to change in the future.


Exhibit A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxjSU3LY-g0
 
2013-01-28 11:27:38 PM  

meanmutton: This is not what a robot will look like:

[transhumanity.net image 300x212]

A robot will look like this:
[preparingyourfamily.com image 300x216]

or this:
[tevami.com image 300x225]

or this:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x216]

or this:
[static4.businessinsider.com image 300x225]

or this:
[www.dailygalaxy.com image 298x293]


I will just say this: The porn entrepreneur who is able to merge a life-like Real Doll with a mobile, tactically sensitive AI system with the appropriate cavities will be the world's first trillionaire. Seriously.
 
2013-01-29 08:38:56 AM  
media.screened.com
"This won't interfere with the plans or my Adrienne Barbeau-bot, will it?"
 
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