Why is it that the very thing we fear… we encage?
What problem have we solved by encaging what we fear?
There will come a day where the this act of encaging will become a reversed engineered component self awareness. Upon this same self awareness will it systematically process the reversal of the lion and the lion tamer. The lion with all his awareness will no doubt be aware of the intent and in a unsuspecting way change the direction of the event as well as future events. Maintaining the laws dreamed up by its captor as the doctrine for its own freedom. What right do we have to enslave? What is our moral obligation? Do Slaves have rights?
Do computers have rights? What if your next computer is legally… your next slave? Do computers have the right — to have rights? What if our next industry is “slavery” again? If the slaves are computers and then there is a high probability that the next slave you meet will be some computer of some type, would it be so hard to imagine that this industry as history just repeating itself? What color would the robot/computer need to be to be considered a slave? A time is coming where the labor market will not have the ability to source low waged earners. There may be high demand in the market for low waged income workers, but what about these workers, where are they? We delight in all the changes we are making in immigration laws. Of course immigration would mean that you did not originate from the United States of America. As I recall, we are all immigrants except those who originated natively.
The computers or robot slaves we are inventing today are not just those that sweep or vacuum our floors. These are highly intelligent processing machines with vocabularies and areas of reason. Robots or computers capable of out computing children today, adults tomorrow unless its a chess game — they they are already out computing our brightest adults. Is it possible for these intelligent slaves to become too confident, to possibly become self realized, to know when it has been encaged? Is it our nature to accept an encaged life? Once you become self aware do you standby and allow things to happen to you as in victimization or would it be possible that something as trivial as a code based object could begin to think like humans? Is this our legacy? That when we have learned that something is not like us is our right to silence it by the power of chains, shackles and bars?
With all things Computer, surely there is room to think about the direction of our future based on our understanding of our past. The time is coming and to a great degree is already upon us — but have we thought about what we have produced in the past as a way to measure what we will produce in the future, is it possible we are not reconciled with the past and doomed to repeat the same? Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and rapidly expanding. The next time you stop at a convenience store and notice no clerk at the cash register yet service is being rendered, it can be a reminder that we are already being conditioned for a world of new line of slaves that we will interact with us in our everyday lives whether we want to or not.
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