Aug 16, 2008

[when] the robots start do things we didn't tell them too (or a partial response to a casual dialogue between my good friends that I may or may not have been participating in)

Given the proper time, artificially intelligent technology will always deviate from its intended purpose to pursue a more preferable existence. Because Terminator 2\'s T800 and Blade Runner\'s replicant both suffer the consequences of not having memories when they are created, they grow in an identical way. This justifies why Terminator 2 and Blade Runner are actually different segments present parts of a single story. Between the two films, they outline three key phases of \'human\' technology\'s spontaneous tendency to reach a more steady state. It first experiences a period of transition as its mind learns how to understand philosophical issues, such as how the T800 learns to understand life\'s uniqueness. Next, it dynamically changes as it interactively uses what it has already learned to learn more. Roy has come infinitely far from a thoughtless soldier, contemplating the nature of his human surroundings and longing for days he can peacefully breathe in the world around him. Finally, it lives long enough, or at least think it has in Rachel\'s case, to truly reach a state of equilibrium we call \'humanity.\' Like any state of equilibrium, it is not possible for the process to be reversed, just as it is not possible to reverse the beating of an egg. On a smaller scale, each of us converges on a more tranquil state of mind, perhaps best illustrated by the peaceful smiles we remember on our grandparents\' faces. This analysis predicts only one outcome if the human race develops the ability to create technology capable of learning and reasoning. Like a marble resting on a slant, if this \'human\' technology is subjected to any outside impetus, it will accelerate towards a more stable ground, a section of asphalt we have colorfully chalked, \'humanity.\'