From Dwight Schrute’s blog on NBC’s The Office webpage –
Why are robots always the villains? Why are robots always portrayed as shifty aggressors with ulterior motives? Why can’t robots be taken for what they are. Artificially intelligent creatures who are PROGRAMMED to serve humanity.
Whether it be household chores, factory work or the defense of our great nation, robots will someday be a valued members of our modern society.
Think about it. You can program them to vacuum your carpet, pick your kids up from school, make a sandwich, go to home depot… any manner of things.
A coffee maker is a robot.
Think about it:
“I want a cup of coffee. No, make that seven. I wan’t seven cups of coffee. I want those seven cups at 6:55 AM. I want seven cups of coffee,
extra-strong. I want the coffee maker to beep me a warning signal when the requisite cups have been brewed. I want those seven cups to be kept warm at a temperature of 103 degrees fareinheit until I have drunk every drop of hot coffee.” Etc… Etc…
That is robotics. Plain and simple.
Is that so dangerous? Are you afraid of your Mr. Coffee now? Are you switching to tea? No, you are not. You love your little coffee robot.
Now a robot is not to be confused with an android. Androids are humanoid robots. Programmed to behave just like a human being. Facial expressions, emotions, even defacation.
The potential for evil being perpetrated in the world is much greater coming from an android rather than from a coffee maker.
Androids could, even now, be walking among us. Probably the creation of another race. And i don’t mean the Chinese. I mean aliens. Aliens would definitely have the technology to make a humanoid android. One that could fit seamlessly into modern day society and yet be beaming up information about humanity to the mother-ship. Look around you. Now look around you again. Now look around you A G A I N.
Think about it.