I was watching Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence recently, which is, in very broad summary, kind of like a Pinocchio story on robot crack, and it made me consider something. If artificial intelligence (which I see as a kind of species in its own right) lived, worked and generally existed among us in humanoid form, would I want to treat them with the same respect and dignity that we should all have for our fellow man?
Not because I’m afraid the A.I. would go all Skynet style crazy and kill all humans (it’s better if you say that in a ‘computer generated’ tone), but because it would simply make sense to me.
If we worked together, cohesively towards common goals, robot or human, would it matter who was who if the results were positive for everyone?
What do you think?
Wednesday Video Bonus: If you’ve never seen the film, give it a try, if for no other reason than to fall in love with the character ‘David’ (Haley Joel Osment) and his amazing talking ‘Teddy’ :).