Real life technology is catching up with the robot technology we've seen imagined in the movies and other forms of sci-fi entertainment over the years. There's going to come a time when robots and humans will have to coexist -- let's just hope that they don't rise against us in the process. Here's a great video essay from PBS Off Book called "The New Rules of Robot/Human Society" that breaks down how things should work between the two when the time comes.
As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we be thinking about TODAY, as robots like military and delivery drones become a real part of our society? How should robots be programmed to interact with us? How should we treat robots? And who is responsible for a robot's actions? As we look at the unexpected impact of new technologies, we are obligated as a society to consider the moral and ethical implications of robotics.
So why can't we just make a rule that robots won’t rise up against us? Maybe secretly we really do want to see a robot uprising happen.
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