greeney2 wrote:Assuming it is something that really could be done someday, raises questions about the ethical side of this, and many religious points of view. If they say discoving a alien civilization and life other places would have upset the entire reilgious world, imagine what this would do to religions? Imagine how we would use this if it became a reality, that if you had some incurable condition or disease, you could remove the brain and put it into a robot. What parent would agree to remove their childs brain and place it into a robot for life, if at age 5 had a incurable disease?
I would do it in a heartbeat if it meant the difference between life and death for him/her.
greeney2 wrote:Should humans interfer with the natural cycle of birth, living, and death is a big philisophical question.
I would say that humans are natural, and therefore robots by extension would be a natural creation. Most people don't agree with me there, but I think everything
is natural, as it is all a product of nature.
How can something not be natural? It makes no sense to me.
People also say things like "this is not how nature intended", but unless we're going to give some kind of sentience to nature, then nature has no intention.
greeney2 wrote:What if it was controlled by the government and you were not given a choice.
That is a good point and definitely something to watch out for. Some day not being "roboticized" to save your life may be akin to suicide and could even be illegal, but I find it unlikely.
A bigger problem with anything like this is population control. The world is too full as it is, extending life too much before we have connolised other planets would warrant enforcing people to have less children, and would cause other problems. Personally, I would take having less children over death, but many others would feel otherwise.
At the end of the day, robots are fricking cool, and I want my robot body to have lasers to destroy my enemies with.
"All of our behavior can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge: this has always suggested that free will is an illusion."
- Sam Harris