Sci/Tech Will robot romance become a reality?

WastedSavior

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create organic robots?

Might as well clone some porn stars....

Currently clones are considered unethical, im sure an organic robot would also be weighed on the scales of morality, but it seems like a possibility. As well, last i knew the sheep they cloned ended up dying not long after. :eek:
 
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If i am conscious, and you are much like myself and admit to be conscious, Then it would be illogical to assume otherwise.

Not at all. If consciousness transcends empirical definition, then it is entirely possible that you are the only conscious being and external human beings such as myself are p-zombies. If you can define consciousness in terms that allow you to recognize it in others, then it must be possible for a machine to fit these terms closely enough to be conscious.

Love is much like color, you can't know what someone else sees, but you can come to the conclusion based on common experiences what it is.

You can't come to the conclusion that everyone experiences it because it is a common experience. I hope you can see how this is circular.

What about emotion? can a computer feel sadness? happiness? hate?

At this moment, computers can not think/feel/experience. I don't think anyone has said that they can.
 

EatShrooms

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You people are forgetting that humans could also advance sexually with new breakthroughs. It would probably be cheaper at one point to just get a real man/woman.

Also, society might turn it's back on it for some time and be in the views of blow up dolls etc.
 

sjakie

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I leave room for the unknown, perhaps one day they will create organic robots, which could then potentially possess emotion. No one can really predict the future, but we've conquered quite a bit in our short stay on this planet. :eek:

But...organic robots with emotions...that would practicly be the same as a new lifeform right? If its organic and has emotions, its more human than its a robot.
 

esb

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The pro(?) of an organic robot, is that you can control how the robot will be. Or so I think...
 

sjakie

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The pro(?) of an organic robot, is that you can control how the robot will be. Or so I think...

Ah, but if you controll how he is, the emotions arent his emotions eh? Thats what makes this such a tricky subject.
 

MasterOfABCs

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I'm confused as to how a child's learning of an emotion is any different than a robot's programing of an emotion.
 

WastedSavior

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Ah, but if you controll how he is, the emotions arent his emotions eh? Thats what makes this such a tricky subject.

You could always have the scenario were he is initially programmed, and develops emotions due to his organic components. :eek:
 

DM Cross

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Throughout this entire thread, I have only one comment :)

Plus, if robots are going to be taking girls like that off the market then I'm really pissed.

Dude, if you really set your sights on girls like that for your life, get ready to die a virgin :rolleyes:
 

WolSHaman

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I'm confused as to how a child's learning of an emotion is any different than a robot's programing of an emotion.
A child doesn't "learn" an emotion. People have base instincts that they're born with, and these emotions come out in varying frequencies in different ways as the child grows up. The brain develops with no external help and the child matures. Robots have to have maturity programmed into them, and they never undergo the process of maturing.
 

MasterOfABCs

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Then, what is the difference between human instincts and program?

Also, brain development is highly influenced by the "outside"
 

WolSHaman

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Then, what is the difference between human instincts and program?

Also, brain development is highly influenced by the "outside"
Human instincts evolve naturally over time. It's been found that teenage and child brains work differently then an adult brain. Over time, the teenage brain's thinking shifts from the amygdala to the frontal lobe, and the child learns to be more mature and rational. A robot's brain undergoes no such development. There's no way that a machine could stop thinking one way and start thinking in another without a great deal of external tinkering changing the way the robot thinks and interacts with the world.
 

sjakie

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Then, what is the difference between human instincts and program?

Also, brain development is highly influenced by the "outside"

No, they are different. Let me name 1 difference:

Human emotions have a reaction for everything. Every situation they come across, even if it is an unique situation.

Robots though, only have reactions for the situations they are programmed to react to in a certain way.

That way robots can come really close to mimicing emotions, but can never have real ones. Just this 1 difference prevents us from being truely able to call their emotions real emotions.
 
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