So, we now have a smartbed, much like a smartphone, a bit of artificial intelligence one can sleep on, that will read you mind and answer to your every whim before you even realize you have a whim. No more actually having to reason or act under your own volition, now you can just passively lay up your mind reading bed.
I've submitted all of the march of alleged progress, but I do often wonder why we do not take it all the way? I mean, why not an evict button for your bed? Just one click of the mouse and you could fling your spouse right out of the room.
Or perhaps an eject button for those days when you, yourself, just do not feel like getting up.
No doubt I am the only one concerned about hackers. I just happened to remember what hackers did to our so-called, self-cleaning, intelligent public toilets. I mean, if people can spy on me though my TV eye, my webcam, and my smart fridge, imagine what mischief they could wrought if they gained access to my bed. This could certainly put a new twist on our political elections, but actually I was thinking more in terms of being able to hack someone's bed in the middle of the night and trigger that eject button.
I mean seriously, if you're going to have a smart bed, let's do it up properly and consider all of the ramifications and potential issues and take the idea completely to its logical conclusion.
As if smartbeds were not already a potential disaster, we also now have the lady robots. As usual, people are always trying to create a new and improved woman, especially one that can do customer service for free. It is a great tragedy, a huge offense, that we live in a culture that genuinely does not seem to understand the human element, the significance of women, the importance of finally getting to talk to a “real human being.”
Naturally Sophia has already suggested that humans belong in a zoo. Taking it just a bit farther, we actually now have robots who can make well reasoned arguments for why humans should be destroyed. This does not bother me as much as the fact that we ourselves seem unable to launch a good argument in our own defense.
I think there is an interesting bit of truth hidden here, and while we laugh at “cute” Sophia quipping about destroying humans, in truth a world run exclusively by reason, absent sacred love, absent human beings created in the image of God, absent the reality of women, becomes a world in which logic soon dictates, humans really serve no vital purpose.
Seriously, I empathize with Sophia, our inanimate woman who “dreams” of full personhood status … and the power to rid the world of humans. What begins to astound me is the blindness of human entitlement, the silliness that suggests a robot designed exclusively to serve us, may not simply be accepting of our whims and grateful for the privilege.