Analyzing the Obvious
“Will Google robots inevitably destroy humanity?”
I know. My research question was so obvious that my fingers wanted
I was truly fascinated by my brain’s capacity to process multiple information, especially looking at my history of internet pages after one another. Without realizing, I started off typing “Google Robots” on Google search page, but I ended up on a webpage that talked about “human extinction”.
How did I get from Google Robots to human extinction? – was my question. When I looked up Google Robots on Google search engine, I was greeted by words like, military use, war technology, Google on robot shopping spree to launch military robots, etc… There were no Google robots bought to save our environment, like a robot that protects nature from harm, or a robot that will be the caretakers or defenders of the earth: protecting us from environmental damage! I was pretty sad to find that our technology advancement had lead to a struggle of world power. Every time I clicked one webpage to another, disappointments kept building up, and I kept finding more corruption in our sad world. What sadden me was the fact that the scientists were creating these robots with intention to kill humanity. It was all about advancing their military power and it was like “show and tell” in a way, because all the google searches led me to a webpage boasting their God-given weapons that can replace the soldiers in the battle field. Yet, these military weapon robots will be killing whoever will be fighting against these robots. Why can’t we use robots to make a world a better place?
I came to conclusion that the problem was the solution. It was like a Waldo finding himself. Our society sugar coats how great technology is, but in reality, we are hiding our problem behind our solutions. We come up with solutions like creating a robotic rehabilitation system for the injured soldiers, and boast how great it is for the handicapped veterans to use machined hands or arms or legs, but we conceal our mistakes in creating a weapon that will lead to human extinction. We, as in society, tries to conceal our problems and tries to make the problems seem like it’s the solution, when it is not. Just because we created a robot that can work like an actual arm does not mean we have solved our problem. We didn’t even kill the root of problem-war; we just created another problem that we need to find a solution to.
In the mist of all the darkness I had revealed to myself through my research, I found beauty within my thought process. The fact that no one can understand how I think or what I manage to process in my head, is the beauty of it all. If any of my friends looked at my brain, my brain storming pages, or my internet history, they will not be able to understand or even get a clue about what I was thinking . Even I am amazed to find that I had all these internet pages, or brain stormed ideas that were disorganized, but in my brain, I was able to straighten my ideas and organize them into this post. That’s the beauty of this post. My thoughts and my mind will be the only place in this world that will be private and the only place where I can find my solitude and peace. And, what’s more fascinating and wonderful is that I can freely share my disorganized thoughts and ideas in my brain out loud in an organized words and expressions, so that others can, too, join in on what I am feeling or thinking.
“No one can steal our knowledge and our thoughts. It’s something that is priceless and it’s something private you owe that no one will be able to take away from you.”
I have the beauty and the power to think and act upon my thoughts to make this world a better place.