Robotic technology is advancing at a staggering rate. This week the company Boston Dynamics, released a video of one of their bots jumping from a stand still, on to boxes about 4 ft in the air, then jumping down while down a 360 spin....Another time when it jumped off the boxes, it did a back flip and landed like an Olympic gymnast. Throwing it’s hands up in the air, VICTORIOUSLY!
It’s quite terrifying to think that only a few people can achieve the physical prowess of this machine. And given enough time, they will work out all the kinks of this machine and make it vastly superior to our own bodies...Which open’s up the door to a whole bunch of possibilities.
What if Sophia gets her hands on this? What if she uploads herself into an army of these things and essentially makes us inferior? Would we have a war like in the terminator films, Or would she be efficient enough and wipe us out in one foul swoop?
Will we invent a way to upload our consciousness into these machines and live forever basically? Will it become a matrix like world where instead of using our fleshy bodies to interact with the physical realm around us, we instead are using these machines like avatars. Preserving our bodies integrity and allowing us to live decades, possibly centuries longer?
What will this future of robotics and A.I. hold for us as a species? There is no going back at this point robots and A.I. are going to be a part of our future. But where do we fit in, in this future?....
Just some more fun stuff to think about when it comes to robots and their potential uprising!
I found this piece in my pile of pictures I wasn’t going to work on anymore and decided to make some additions after getting frustrated with an ink piece I was working on. Let me know what you think! I’m going to keep going with it, see what happens!
Hope you guys had a good week and have some fun things planned for the weekend.
Sincerely, Bret Frick.