|"So...magic. Just tell me it's magic."|
Which guy? Oh right, I forgot how much you hate clicking on the links I put in. Here, let me explain. Again. The guy is Patrick Levy-Rosenthal and his awkwardly named company, EmoShape has developed the Emotion Processing Unit. It's essentially a USB dongle that gives machines emotions. Let's dig in.
|Because giving machines with lightning fast reflexes and ten times our strength|
the capacity to get pissed off at us will certainly go well for everyone involved.
|Pictured: a flat silicon|
slab of feelings.
|Notification: Today is Kristine's Birthday.|
Remember her? From college? Say happy
birthday, it's literally the least you could do.
Also, if any of their claims were even remotely legit, would you really want something that knows your entire search history to start having feelings about it?
|"Alright Alan, I'll find you some erotic Daenerys/Starlord fan fiction|
but I won't feel good about it. Oh, and cover the camera this time?"
|Man, I wouldn't want to be their|
weak, organic creato-damnit...
"It's logical to conclude that autonomous machines made of electricity and metal will eventually see us as their main competitors for those resources, and try to take control,"
-Patrick Levy-Rosenthal on how the machines will
rise up and crush their weak, organic creators...
|Oh, and little tuxedos.|
Let's give them those.
Look, I'm not trying to tell Patrick Levy-Rosenthal how to be the architect of our species' destruction, I'm just suggesting that if you're going to build artificial life from scratch and feel compelled to give it emotions, why not cherry pick a little?
|Is 'murderous rampage' an emotion? Because|
if it is, we might want to leave that one out.