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Date: 09/30/10 04:04 PM

56 Responses to Should We Worry About a Robot Uprising?

  1. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    Link: Should We Worry About a Robot Uprising? - Our favourite scientist-with-chalkboard again, here to calm us down.
  2. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Just need one massive kill switch that sets off an EMP and burns out every robot in existence. Problem solved. Sure, we`d have to rebuild most of our technology from scratch, but it`s better than being killed by said technology.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    The only off-switch for humans is STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART

    -funded by the International Robot Uprising Committee
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    lol....this guy
  5. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    @SPARTAKITTY

    What about through the head? Seems like a slightly larger target to me, and it makes sure they don`t become zombies afterwards. `Cause everyone knows a Zombie v. Robot war isn`t good for anyone.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    i always like this guys stuff :)
  7. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    Plus why would you create a robot with ALL THOSE SAME FUNCTIONS in one?
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    kw112 Female 13-17
    243 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    i always thought about that in robot movies. like "uuh...turn them off"
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    genericuser Female 18-29
    317 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    why is he wearing a red sox hat?
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    @genericuser obviously because that`s his team....good choice in teamsss :) :)
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    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    did anyone notice it says "we are making" as in, "this has not happened yet"?
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    doriansilver Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    As long as we ensure that killswitches are installed in every android/machine capable of passing the turing test, and don`t make them look exactly like humans, we can avoid 90% of machine related uprisings
  13. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    A few problems:

    i) If you`ve made a robot for general military or police use, you`re not going to include an easy off switch because that would make them useless. It`s fine if they`re just dumb tools for humans, e.g. a bomb disposal robot, but not if you want one to function as a soldier or police officer. Rob bank, get caught by robocop...just turn it off and you`re free.

    ii) If you`ve made robots that are sentient and intelligent, you`ve made people. You can`t morally build a killswitch into people, it`s just not right.
  14. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    "You can`t morally build a killswitch into people, it`s just not right."

    Yeah but so is animal testing, drug cartels, abortion, hate crimes, theft, domestic violence, bullying, bigotry, trolling, computer viruses, corrupt politicians, some of the medical industry, and murder. The fact that it isn`t "right" doesn`t stand in the way of a lot of people, which is an unfortunate truth of society.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    are people really worried about robots taking over? really?
  16. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    um, we don`t need to be afraid of a robot uprising because we have EMP devices...
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    NoArms5534 Male 18-29
    196 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    This kid is retarded. Please stop posting his stuff.
  18. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    "If you`ve made robots that are sentient and intelligent, you`ve made people. You can`t morally build a killswitch into people, it`s just not right."

    isn`t there a mental condition where people feel they NEED to kill others? sounds to me like soon they wont have to put anything into anybody...not to mention all those whacked out religions...sadism, masochism, ect.
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    doriansilver Male 18-29
    56 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    "If you`ve made robots that are sentient and intelligent, you`ve made people. You can`t morally build a killswitch into people, it`s just not right."

    It`s not right to create a safeguard to ensure the intelligent, presumably physically superior machines don`t turn on the fleshy, collapsable population? We would be the ones creating them after all, so there is always the potential for something to go wrong by design. A single machine on a killing spree could turn into a nightmare if we can`t physically overpower it and there are no ways to disable them. We kill people who are killing others all the time. It wouldn`t be a killswitch for the lulz, more like a tightly controlled, highly protected function just in case.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    Cmon people, Robots will be smart enough to build better ones , much better than anything humans could imagine
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
    601 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    We all have an off switch... it`s called a bullet to the brain.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    This guy is such a drating douchebag. drat off.

    ...I feel like I`m using drat a lot in my posts lately...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    Meh...
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    Yeah, screw this guy.
    I don`t care what he says (or writes) at all.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    "Plus why would you create a robot with ALL THOSE SAME FUNCTIONS in one?"

    Because that would be FRIGGIN AWESOME???

    Seriously future robot overlords I`m in your side, please spare me for I have valuable information on the puny humans` resistance.
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    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    this guy is lame.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    lame..
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    thirdly, EMP

    win
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    davvy555 Female 18-29
    1 post
    September 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    he is lame
  30. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    The robot uprising will help save us from the zombie apocalypse anyway, and possibly even the alien invasion. Go you good robot!
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    GiveChase Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    How do we know he`s not a robot and just feeding us lies to cover things up?!
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    This guy is such an incomparable douche.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 12:57 am
    Also, he misspelled "Tendencies". He`s about as much of a scientist as my left nut (that is, not much at all).
  34. Profile photo of barfjavelin
    barfjavelin Male 18-29
    4 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 4:11 am
    Spelling isn`t a requirement to be a scientist. Just gonna throw that one out yarrrpirate.
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 4:36 am
    Maybe the spelling errors were in the letter he received and he just copied it verbatim.

    Either way, why does everyone hate this guy? Did I miss a video or something else that was posted with him in it, acting like a douchebag?
  36. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 5:39 am
    "Spelling isn`t a requirement to be a scientist. Just gonna throw that one out yarrrpirate."

    Yes, it is. Do you really think anyone is going to read a research paper full of spelling errors? I guess spelling doesn`t matter in books, or business contracts either, huh?

    I think he`s a douche because all the advice he writes is crap, and he looks so proud of it.
  37. Profile photo of xKiesix
    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 5:54 am
    Oh BFD, he misspelled tendencies. Let`s throw a hissyfit about it, because THAT`s what matters here.
  38. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 6:04 am
    It also matters that he`s a turd.
  39. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 6:13 am
    yarrr: I, as well as most people on IAB, think this guy is pretty drating funny. Just thought I`d throw that out there...
  40. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 6:25 am
    Turds would find other turds funny, though.
  41. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 6:25 am
    But you know, just throwing it out there...
  42. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 6:37 am
    Off. The End.
  43. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 6:54 am
    Angilion:

    Robocop is a Cyborg though.
  44. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 7:13 am
    Well there you go yarrrpirate, more proof that only dickheads use the word "turds".
  45. Profile photo of TxTnViolence
    TxTnViolence Male 30-39
    197 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 7:24 am
    When the robots take over they`ll send us to Mars to fncking rove around, sweeping up pebbles. See how we fncking like it.
  46. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 7:27 am
    yarr...if the world is ending i dont think anybody would give a rats arse about spelling...just throwing that out there...
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 8:11 am
    yarrrpirate
    I thought we all pretty much understand by now that this type of website doesn`t give a drat about spelling. I left my speleng \eerrorrs heere on porpose too annoie yu
  48. Profile photo of Billy62
    Billy62 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 8:27 am
    I like him because of his Sox hat.
  49. Profile photo of barfjavelin
    barfjavelin Male 18-29
    4 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 9:12 am
    "Yes, it is. Do you really think anyone is going to read a research paper full of spelling errors? I guess spelling doesn`t matter in books, or business contracts either, huh?"

    Well since almost nobody hand writes anything anymore and spell checkers do a pretty good job of sorting it out, i`d say your argument is pretty redundant.
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    flagler Male 30-39
    321 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 9:52 am
    I wish grammar Nazis had off switches too. That wood bee reelie nete.
  51. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 10:35 am
    Okay, so...how do you build something capable of EMP? At home?
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:57 am
    I just assumed they would kill us and not eat us. .
  53. Profile photo of anymoose
    anymoose Male 18-29
    28 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    3rd...
    water
  54. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    "Okay, so...how do you build something capable of EMP? At home?"

    im sure you can youtube it...
  55. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    XD!!!
  56. Profile photo of incubus_inc
    incubus_inc Male 18-29
    977 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    WHAT IF THEY TRANSCEND THE OFF SWITCH!?!?!

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