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What is this?: Kotatsu Talk is a thread series that takes a medium that we all love (anime) and attempts to tease meaning out of it. Each entry will consist of information about the series, other context, and a question. A question that usually doesn't have a "right" answer that will be attempted to be answered by the participants. The goal is to think a little bit more critically, be creative with ideas and actually ask questions about the things that we're watching, to take them at more than face value. These are the Kotatsu Talks.
About: Eve no Jikan (Time of Eve) It's the future. The only distinguishing feature between robot helpers and humans, are the rings above their heads. The national Robot Ethics Committee is tasked with keeping a separation clear: Robots are tools, appliances, and humans are humans. But the main character discovers a cafe with a rule: that robots turn their rings off and no distinction should be made between robots and humans...
Context: Asimov's Laws of Robotics ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics ) Simply put, the three rules of robotics state that to be useful to humans, robots should always follow three rules: 1. A robot may not injure a human being. 2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. This of course, assumes that robots are considered tools. As such, they should obey rules that are obvious for other tools.
The Question: But of course, should robots really be considered tools? What are the benefits and drawbacks to society if a group like the Robot Ethics Committee were formed? Should robots be limited to essentially being cheap mechanical maids or do they offer some sort of insight into human behaviour when their AIs make them more complex than merely tools? To what extent, if any should robots obey the three laws if they aren't tools? I eagerly await your responses below.
This week's notes: You may or may not remember this thread: http://thecolorless.net/posts/74637. Last time I attempted something like this barely anybody responded, but this time I'm just going to go ahead and make a thread once every few weeks, no matter what the response is.
I saw that the day before yesterday. Glorious.
Why would you link to Kotaku.
I blame @DarkChaplain because I've been doing it since forever anyway lmao.
This tweet will never NOT be funny to me.
New patch is alright.
4.20 BLAZE IT, FAGGOTS.
It's 2014 and we still have this thread.
Preaseason hype.Spoiler (Show)Except for the "hurrrr durrrr let's make every game dicking around until people get to inhib towers and have extended sieges every game or a teamfight that decides the game there"
I knew that there were some people who genuinely believed that shit but holy fuck did I not guess that those views were popular in any way.
Yea that blocklist LOL. Fallacy of composition: the fucking program.