[48] Of SDR-3X

Already we have turned all of our critical industries, all of our material resources, over to these . . . things . . . these lumps of silver and paste we call nanorobots. And now we propose to teach them intelligence? What, pray tell, will we do when these little homunculi awaken one day and announce that they have no further need of us?
– Sister Miriam Godwinson, “We Must Dissent” – Alpha Centauri

For the past few years, Sony, the Japanese transnational corporation has certainly been active in its industry, particularly in robotic technology. Aibo is one of its famous robotic products that are not alien to the society wide. In fact, society loves it because the dog robot has the ability to act almost exactly like a real pet dog. What is more astounding is the latest artificial life form humanoid called SDR-3X.

The idea of artificial life form probably came from the early 20th century when great science-fiction starts to flourish all the sudden. During this period, Isaac Asimov was born in Russia and migrated to the United States. Of all the visionaries, he certainly earns the title father of robotic. He wrote the influential Robot series and made the world wonders how the future will look like. Nevertheless, as people once ignored Jules Verne, his idea was shoved off as science-fiction.

However, science-fiction seems almost always turn into reality.

During the release of SDR-3X, a representative from Sony announced that the next challenge is not creating a more sophisticated mechanical humanoid but instead, the challenge is building a robot that can feels feelings as a human would.

Human for certain will live life with a new companion and that companion will not necessarily be carbon-based life forms. It could be something that is made of aluminium. Even now, some people have Aibo as their pet instead of Garfield or Lassie.

Human is truly an amazing creature. From stupidity, they rose to reach for the stars literally. Day by day, human knowledge expands and they start to become God themselves. God creates life but soon, human will be able to create life from nothingness too. Human is God in a sense.

In the end, when humanity finally will have the ability to create high-level artificial intelligence, they will have their own admirer but when their creation becomes human itself, human will have to secede from God’s throne and present it to their own toy, the A.I.

I believe if human wants to call themselves God, Asimov’s third law must be observed carefully.

The Original Three Laws of Robotic.

First Law: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

Second Law: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

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