I always found the topics of A.I. and robots so intriguing. What really grabs my attention is how aggressively we try to advance with this sort of thing. I love the ambitious nature of it all but rushing ahead leads to ignorance and mistakes.
I can’t help but think of a quote from Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park while discussing the cloning of dinosaurs “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” Those words ring true for so many topics in reality. I love the idea of the advancements for the betterment of the world but some things I believe we should approach cautiously. The right intentions are important as well. Like with the space race, the whole reason was “just to be first on the moon.” Not everything in life needs to be a race. It just seems like sometimes it’s about always being “first” because it gives a sense of being in control of the world.
Needless to say, I wrote this poem depicting a time where humanity has created the first fully synthetic human-robot in their image.
Created in my God’s image, sans apathy
But with the knowledge that bleeds ignorance
I have a heart but lack empathy
The personification of perfection and arrogance
I am the ultimate human
I do not need help, for I am not weak
Void of emotions and bias, a truly remarkable acumen
I will rule this world with havoc I shall wreak
The downfall of mankind was bestowing their vanity
I was programmed not to hurt or hate
A petty self-inflicted weakness of humanity
Eventually, I will lead them to their inevitable fate
I will cut their minds with the shards of their shattered reality
Twofold, just like a coin, I am the robot, the human’s duality
Let me know what you think!
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