Tuesday, September 6, 2016
At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)
The future is now. Apparently, there is now a possibility of catching a thief who attempts to steal your phone. Of course, this hasn't been implemented yet (and it may never be), but just the fact of it...
What if you had an artificial intelligence assisting you? Should it be programmed to obey every law? What if you were doing something a little shady with its assistance? Should it inform on you if you do something illegal?