Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tales to Astonish Our Robot Overlords

The early days of Marvel Comics were amoung the most creative times in publishing history. I would have loved to be there when they were inventing these characters. All you needed was a name and an image and the stories practically wrote themselves. A few years ago I purchased an anthology of these early monster comics and when I taught I would always have the kids make up their own. They are timesless. But anything that grows to insane proportions always bothers me since science taught me that as height increases mass increases exponentially to the point where the creature cannot possible support its own weight. So biological terrors are out but the mechanical horrors are the real ones to worry about. I just takes one unethical scientist to build a robot and program it WITHOUT using Asimov's LAWS OF ROBOTICS to make it horrible for the rest of us. For those of you who forget...

"A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law."

So eliminate these safegaurds and you get the Matrix where the machine create themselves and when that happens we can ONLY be a disappointment to flawed illogical creatures; a virus on this earth, consuming everything in our environment until we leave it uninhabitable. Well put it like that and I would hate us meat bags too. So regardless any stinkin self actualized robot is just waiting to put the metal shiv into our backs. So I say NO to A.I. As John Conner would say "Smash every one of those metal motherfuckers!"

And this bastard thinks that just cause he plays some mean licks on his axe and has a bubble helmet that he can distract me from his real agenda and distain for us all. In case you need insurance against this kind of thing check out this commercial from Old Glory Insurance..."Just for when the metal ones decide to come for you..and they will!"

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Oh and when it comes to a choice between donuts and robots its a no brainer...yeh robot...put that gun to your head you metal assed bastard! "SPRINKLES Will Robinson...SPRINKLES!!!!"

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