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  1. 25 Nov '17 10:56 / 2 edits
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5020787/Robot-granted-CITIZENSHIP-Saudi-Arabia-world-first.html

    Saudi Arabia has awarded the first robot citizenship named "Sophia".

    Wait.....wut? This raises more questions for me about the creators of the robot than it answers. After all, creations are merely mirrors of their creator.

    1. Why a woman and not a man? Do the creators value the female sex more than a man, or is the message that men have finally created a master sex machine/slave that will do their bidding and hopefully replace human women?

    2. Why a whitey? Let's get out our racially charged whitey, brownie, darkie filters and ask why they created a whitey robot rather than a brownie or darkie robot. Again, did the creators value the whitey appearance more than a darker one, or is the message that the creators wish to control and enslave anything resembling a whitey race?

    3. Why Saudi Arabia? Here you have a robot that does not wear a hijab and seemingly has more rights than it's human counterparts. I also highly doubt that the robot prays 5 times towards crazy town. Is this the message that the creators wish to do away with religion in the heart of the world's most oppressive religious center on earth, or is it a message that they simply wish to create a slave race that is inferior to them mainly because they are infidels so they can be treated accordingly?

    4. And do they really expect us to believe that Sophia was created? I mean, wouldn't it be more believable to think that Sophia simply evolved from a scrap heap of computer parts due to some environmental change? I personally believe that global warming had something to do with it.

    Very bizarre.
  2. 25 Nov '17 11:39
    Originally posted by @whodey
    I mean, wouldn't it be more believable to think that Sophia simply evolved from a scrap heap of computer parts due to some environmental change?
    Erm... no.

    Wow, what a weird thing to say. Why on earth would you think that? That's really silly.
  3. 25 Nov '17 13:07
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    Erm... no.

    Wow, what a weird thing to say. Why on earth would you think that? That's really silly.
    Just a little joking jab at atheists.

    As for why they chose a woman, I'm thinking that it is because women are less threatening.

    Considering the angst associated with AI and the robotic era, it may be the main reason they chose a female type droid.

    After all, if you create AI that incapable of human empathy and tell it that humans are destroying the earth via such things as global warming, what will the response be?
  4. 25 Nov '17 13:19
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Just a little joking jab at atheists.

    As for why they chose a woman, I'm thinking that it is because women are less threatening.

    Considering the angst associated with AI and the robotic era, it may be the main reason they chose a female type droid.

    After all, if you create AI that incapable of human empathy and tell it that humans are destroying the earth via such things as global warming, what will the response be?
    Don't you understand why it's silly to think this robot "evolved from a scrap heap" and why it's not silly to think life on earth was not created, Whodey? I have a feeling you don't understand the difference.

    Also, you write a lot about climate change. Usually with no good reason whatsoever, seemingly just to get it out of your system once every two hours. I take it you don't believe climate change is a reality?
  5. 25 Nov '17 13:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    Don't you understand why it's silly to think this robot "evolved from a scrap heap" and why it's not silly to think life on earth was not created, Whodey? I have a feeling you don't understand the difference.

    Also, you write a lot about climate change. Usually with no good reason whatsoever, seemingly just to get it out of your system once every two hours. I take it you don't believe climate change is a reality?
    Climate change is a falsehood.

    Where I live it has remained the same temperature with the same weather since I've been alive.

    Now anything to add to the OP?
  6. 25 Nov '17 13:36
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Climate change is a falsehood.

    Where I live it has remained the same temperature with the same weather since I've been alive.

    Now anything to add to the OP?
    No fvcking way!!

    You're telling me that where you live it has remained the same temperature with the same weather since you've been alive??

    Well I'll be damned! If that isn't the final nail in the coffin of climate change than I don't know what is. There's certainly nothing more conclusive than Whodey's recollection of his local weather over the years.

    Have you contacted all the news agencies yet, Whodey? This is going to be story of the year 2018. Unless the leftists get to you first of course, because no-one likes a scientific whistleblower when there's world domination to be had!
  7. 25 Nov '17 13:45
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    No fvcking way!!

    You're telling me that where you live it has remained the same temperature with the same weather since you've been alive??

    Well I'll be damned! If that isn't the final nail in the coffin of climate change than I don't know what is. There's certainly nothing more conclusive than Whodey's recollection of his local weather over th ...[text shortened]... course, because no-one likes a scientific whistleblower when there's world domination to be had!
    It's true, it never rains or snows. It's just sunny and 75 degrees all day long and never changes.

    Moving along, are you troubled by Ai or the robotic era?
  8. 25 Nov '17 13:48
    Originally posted by @whodey
    It's true, it never rains or snows. It's just sunny and 75 degrees all day long and never changes.

    Moving along, are you troubled by Ai or the robotic era?
    I prefer it over the Trump era, to be honest.
  9. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    25 Nov '17 14:26
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Climate change is a falsehood.

    Where I live it has remained the same temperature with the same weather since I've been alive.

    Now anything to add to the OP?
    Hey, stupid...

    Can you tell me what percentage of the earth's entire existence you've been alive? Hmmmmmm?
  10. 25 Nov '17 14:51
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    Hey, stupid...

    Can you tell me what percentage of the earth's entire existence you've been alive? Hmmmmmm?
    Anything to add to the Ai debate?
  11. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    25 Nov '17 19:04
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Climate change is a falsehood.

    Where I live it has remained the same temperature with the same weather since I've been alive.

    Now anything to add to the OP?
    Come Whodey, that's about as daft as saying evolution doesn't exist because none of the creatures around you have evolved in your lifetime.
  12. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    26 Nov '17 09:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Anything to add to the Ai debate?
    What "AI debate"? You mean your idiot take on some stupid article?

    Yeah, try reading my question and then answering it.
  13. 26 Nov '17 14:43
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Come Whodey, that's about as daft as saying evolution doesn't exist because none of the creatures around you have evolved in your lifetime.
    Creation and evolution are two separate topics
  14. 26 Nov '17 14:43
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    What "AI debate"? You mean your idiot take on some stupid article?

    Yeah, try reading my question and then answering it.
    Yes, my idiot take on some stupid article.

    I figure coming here is the best place for that.
  15. 26 Nov '17 15:12
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Creation and evolution are two separate topics
    GOAD didn't imply otherwise. Read it again.