Thursday, December 6, 2007

Sentience and Robots

So, over dinner last night Vince brought up a concept that he's planning to fill out into a concept album/EP. One which I fully support and will spend good chunks of time daydreaming about: Sentience in robots, and what that would sound like.

My post is brief because my question is thus: what are interesting nuances and themes Vince can use?

Such hits have included:

  • At what point would robots be too similar to humans?

  • Conscious "othering" of robots

  • Anthropomorphizing robots

  • What does switching on / shutting down feel like?

  • How does a robot mature? Are there noticeable changes? And would the robot be aware of this?

  • Given the sudden self-awareness of said robot, what kind of issues might it have?

2 comments:

Josh Leffler said...

i think this mp3 has most of the answers to that question

http://me.selah.ca/pub/rarefif/www.growsomebrains.com/rarefif/FIF/Robots_Are_Fun.mp3

jennifer said...

we are already robots... we depend on technology for communication, expression, understanding, information, wisdom, and even love. we really don't have anything to fear, because the techonology-vs-us war is already lost.