Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Creation


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. 😉

Did you know there's a new In Search Of? (Or, are you too young to have heard of the original iteration?) A recent episode was about artificial intelligence.

Which got me to thinking. Yes, I know they kind of did this in the newer Battlestar Galactica, but it's worth revisiting...

Let's say that once upon a time there was a people who had the ability and know how to create artificially intelligent robots. What if those long-ago AI robots are us? (I'm assuming that the robots figured out how to reproduce, and in this scenario, those descendants of the original AI are us.)

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  1. Well that's one way to define us any way you look at it. I don't think it changes much, except our history books are clearly wrong, and we need to rethink the origins part.

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  2. They used cheap materials then. It's only been thirty years and mine's already falling apart.

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  3. Yeah I started thinking Battlestar Galactica as soon as I saw the prompt!

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    1. Can't do this question without the BG reference ;)

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  4. I loved what JE. Oneil said, LOL :)

    I'm guessing if this was the case, we couldn't be traded in for younger newer models?

    betty

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  5. Hmmm, makes me wonder what humans are like then in this kind of scenario.

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  6. Haha! Well, I'd say the people of the future did a horrible job creating us robots, because we're plagued with mental and physical ailments!

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  7. Shoddy construction. Robot fail. Or maybe we were the failed models and the good ones are enjoying a paradise somewhere.

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  8. haha...there are days I feel like a robot. If I was a robot though I would need to be put in the the shop for some much needed repairs.

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    1. I kind of thought we were self-repairing...

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    2. they must have left that piece out of me when they first made me then...haha

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    3. It's on the fritz. It's an issue with certain models ;)

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  9. Geez...most of us have malfunctioned and lost the logical aspects of looking at things

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    1. Would an AI look at things logically? Is looking at things logically the best?

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  10. Ah I do not know that one. Too young I guess? Maybe. Or I just don't pay attention. lol

    Hmmm if that's the origin of us I could use a little tweaking.

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