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(The Daily Beast)   They warned us about the Slippery Slope: Here comes robot marriage   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 40
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2013-12-31 03:40:40 PM  
www.thescifiworld.net

/ i'm okay with this
 
2013-12-31 03:42:28 PM  
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-12-31 03:47:41 PM  
Pics and links to articles  http://talkingeasy.com/meaning/robots.html
 
2013-12-31 03:48:42 PM  
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I hope they can do better than this.
That hair is just shoddy work.
 
2013-12-31 03:49:00 PM  
I think robots having emotions really comes down to if you simulate the workings of the limbic system digitally. Simulate it well enough, and they would theoretically have emotions that could be considered "real" enough for government work. The downside of artificial intelligence research might be the eventual realization that human consciousness is a bit of an illusion, though, if we ever get good enough at reverse engineering our brains.
 
2013-12-31 03:57:18 PM  
Not new:

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2013-12-31 03:58:06 PM  
People easily convince themselves that animals 'love' them, even though it's mostly be-nice-to-the-hand-that-feeds.

Some people (stalkers) convince themselves that someone likes them, on the most tenuous connections

A robot won't have to display particularly complex behaviour for people to project on them  their need for love

And there is a huge market of people who can't find a satisfactory partner from the human pool
 
2013-12-31 04:08:16 PM  

mjjt: People easily convince themselves that animals 'love' them, even though it's mostly be-nice-to-the-hand-that-feeds.

Some people (stalkers) convince themselves that someone likes them, on the most tenuous connections

A robot won't have to display particularly complex behaviour for people to project on them  their need for love

And there is a huge market of people who can't find a satisfactory partner from the human pool


The article is about the robot side of it. Of course humans can fall in love w/ robots, humans are farked up and weird. But it would be crazy for a robot to want to be a folk singer...

theinfosphere.org
 
2013-12-31 04:15:18 PM  
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2013-12-31 04:15:24 PM  

mjjt: People easily convince themselves that animals 'love' them, even though it's mostly be-nice-to-the-hand-that-feeds.


Anything mammalian is going to have a limbic system that is roughly as developed as ours. You may not get platonic love out of them, but they definitely are going to be capable of emotional affection. Hell, even my cat who hates most other people will randomly seek me out about once a day, hop on my lap, and will start nuzzling me, and will then start purring loudly as soon as I start petting him. When he is in the mood, he shows some very real affection, even though he probably lacks the sense of self awareness that a person would have. I think what we call love is a pretty deeply wired part of the mammal brain, and it is totally possible for an dog or a cat to imprint on a person so that it feels real affection for them.
 
2013-12-31 04:20:20 PM  

Trocadero: mjjt: People easily convince themselves that animals 'love' them, even though it's mostly be-nice-to-the-hand-that-feeds.

Some people (stalkers) convince themselves that someone likes them, on the most tenuous connections

A robot won't have to display particularly complex behaviour for people to project on them  their need for love

And there is a huge market of people who can't find a satisfactory partner from the human pool

The article is about the robot side of it. Of course humans can fall in love w/ robots, humans are farked up and weird. But it would be crazy for a robot to want to be a folk singer...

[theinfosphere.org image 720x544]


Yeah but it's just the other side of the equation. There are guys falling in love with their blowup dolls, but we see that as desperation and a one-way relationship. If they could find a human to love them, they'd abandon the doll.

But a robot convincingly simulating affection for it's owner while at the same time doing everything he (or she) wanted, would often be way better than a human partner.

And that's when it gets really interesting
 
2013-12-31 04:21:56 PM  
fandomania.com
 
2013-12-31 04:23:35 PM  
Ambitwistor kind of stole my idea that the next big culture war will be marrying aliens if/when that happens.

Though robots would first have to get "human" rights and be considered truly autonomous before the marriage question would really start to become a big issue (as you need two consenting partners... it's kind of silly if you can just program a machine to "love" you). The more interesting idea to me is if two humans who have downloaded themselves into a computer could "marry".

Things are going to get quite interesting over the next hundred years or so.
 
2013-12-31 04:23:52 PM  
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2013-12-31 04:25:43 PM  
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2013-12-31 04:32:48 PM  
Well, I do already have all the parts I need for my own "ATM machine."

www.cherryplucker.com

i.i.cbsi.com
 
2013-12-31 04:36:58 PM  

m3000: Ambitwistor kind of stole my idea that the next big culture war will be marrying aliens if/when that happens.

Though robots would first have to get "human" rights and be considered truly autonomous before the marriage question would really start to become a big issue (as you need two consenting partners... it's kind of silly if you can just program a machine to "love" you). The more interesting idea to me is if two humans who have downloaded themselves into a computer could "marry".

Things are going to get quite interesting over the next hundred years or so.


If you are in a Kurzweil computer you would drastically increase your chances of finding a highly compatible partner, but would our current version of 'marriage' cover the possiblities?

Currently marriage usually entails sexual monogamy, sharing of assets, child rearing

eSex would be completely different - polygamy or polyamy would make more sense, or is that just me?
 
2013-12-31 04:38:21 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Well, I do already have all the parts I need for my own "ATM machine."

[www.cherryplucker.com image 575x456]


are you the one on the right or the one in the middle?
 
2013-12-31 04:40:43 PM  
Is it just me or does this sound like viral marketing for that horrible looking man falls in love with his smartphone movie?
 
2013-12-31 04:51:22 PM  
www.slocartoon.net
I know why a robot might fall in love.
 
2013-12-31 04:52:03 PM  

Begoggle: I hope they can do better than this.
That hair is just shoddy work.


In retrospect, how did this get made? A guy goes on a quest to fix his farkbot, nails Melanie Griffith instead.

it's like a horror story for Kwame.
 
2013-12-31 04:53:25 PM  
Is it time for the Twilight Zone marathon and the criminal exiled to another planet forbidden from bringing his robot lover back?
 
2013-12-31 05:06:32 PM  

Fano: Begoggle: I hope they can do better than this.
That hair is just shoddy work.

In retrospect, how did this get made? A guy goes on a quest to fix his farkbot, nails Melanie Griffith instead.

it's like a horror story for Kwame.


If you're new here and don't know what he's talking about, check out this epic thread from couple of years ago

One of Fark's Greatest Hits
 
2013-12-31 05:44:31 PM  

LoneDoggie: [www.slocartoon.net image 600x400]
I know why a robot might fall in love.


Typical robot.  First earth chick we see in five years and he has to make a play for her.
 
2013-12-31 05:48:35 PM  
You got metal fever, boy! Metal fever!

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2013-12-31 06:29:37 PM  
So I can has Lucy Liu Bot from Futurama?
 
2013-12-31 06:43:26 PM  
I mostly just want to be able to leave my life savings to something that isn't totally greedy.
 
2013-12-31 07:54:50 PM  

mjjt: But a robot convincingly simulating affection for it's owner while at the same time doing everything he (or she) wanted, would often be way better than a human partner.

And that's when it gets really interesting


If the human's standards are low enough, then the technology already exists.

cdn.gottabemobile.com
 
2013-12-31 08:18:53 PM  
As long as we don't allow horse and ghost.
 
2013-12-31 08:36:38 PM  
I'm fine with just having a harem of Lucy Liubots, I don't have to ever marry em.
 
2013-12-31 08:44:35 PM  
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2013-12-31 08:54:20 PM  
Bring on the robot love! I'll take one each of Six, Eight (preferably Athena, not Boomer), EDI, Lucy Liu, a Rommie, a Cameron, a RepliCarter, a Chworktap (likely obscure), a Jocasta, and a Buffybot.
 
2013-12-31 09:08:46 PM  
And her name is sony!
 
2013-12-31 10:27:52 PM  
We will build robots that look and act like humans, will seem to love us, want sex, want to work for and with us. Robots will become our slaves. Sex slaves and work slaves. And, some will love them, some will abuse them horribly, because they are only machines. They will be true slaves - property and unable to disobey. And no, they will not rise up and really make the buggers eyes water. That won't be programmed into them. And they won't feel bad or angry about being abused. They won't feel. 120 years from now.
 
2013-12-31 10:58:04 PM  
Electric Gonorrhea, the noisy killer
 
2013-12-31 11:47:50 PM  

mjjt: Fano: Begoggle: I hope they can do better than this.
That hair is just shoddy work.

In retrospect, how did this get made? A guy goes on a quest to fix his farkbot, nails Melanie Griffith instead.

it's like a horror story for Kwame.

If you're new here and don't know what he's talking about, check out this epic thread from couple of years ago

One of Fark's Greatest Hits


Agreed! I remember laughing for days about that. I think he is do for an upgrade about now. If the girlfriend lets him that is.
 
2014-01-01 02:37:05 AM  
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2014-01-01 02:58:21 AM  

Begoggle: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 176x233]

I hope they can do better than this.
That hair is just shoddy work.


Taking her acting into consideration, I can understand your confusion.  But that's not the robot wife.

This was the robot wife:

i.i.cbsi.com
 
2014-01-01 08:30:46 AM  
images.contactmusic.com

/obscure?
 
2014-01-01 05:11:22 PM  
Yeah, I'm not gonna marry no woman who can't live up to the standards of beauty.

I'm carving a statue of Galatea, who will be my bride.
 
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