It is much more depressing to imagine this sex robot manufacturer’s version of his customers than to imagine horny idiots who just want to have sex with a humanoid hunk of plastic.
The New Yorker cover story underplays the terrifying vision of the future it prophesies: a future with economic affluence, manufacturing efficiency, and few to no jobs for low-skilled workers.
Implementing a robot tax would require adopting socialism, with all the perils that historically includes.
After the opening weekend, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is a significant failure for everyone involved: actress, studio, and the Japanese anime genre. It’s not just a financial, but an artistic and imaginative failure.
Transhumanism proposes that the future of humankind is to not be human at all. The brain is not just a meat computer, it is a physical entity.
We should guard against a day when people who don’t provide practical use to society are deemed less important than our useful machines.
You, smart TV. You’re there. You listen. And now I know you really hear me. So much that you record my thoughts and pass them on to third parties.
All of these marvelous advancements in femme-engineering can only mean one thing: it’s time to admit that the planned obsolescence of the female on Earth is nearly complete.
Critics of HBO’s ‘Westworld’ say all the plot twists hide shoddy storytelling. But the show is telling a profound story about suffering and consciousness.
HBO’s ‘Westworld’ could have been a thought-provoking commentary on the limits of artificial intelligence and the nature of human depravity. Instead, it just used cheap tricks and tired tropes to manipulate viewers.
The more human we try to make sexbots, the less human the ‘relational’ ‘experience’ of sexbots will be.
The rise of robot drivers won’t introduce new hazards onto the public road so much as it will give us a scapegoat that we can condemn without implicating ourselves.
A robot that looks like a woman but isn’t a woman is just a fake woman for men who don’t like women.
The kind of artificial intelligence that could displace most human work is not right around the corner. What is? Severe economic disruption due to increasing automation.
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