Sunday, April 08, 2007

This just gives me the willies

The following headline caught my eye:

Japan drafts their own version of robot ethics

I don't know about everybody else, but seeing this sort of news just makes me nervous. It might have to do with the fact that we're quickly gaining on the so-called "not-too-distant future", and such laws are now seeming like an awfully good idea.

I wonder how long it will be before our new robot overlords start to pass their own laws on human ethics.


Nel Pastel said...

It makes me wonder what the Japanese are up to - I mean, it's a little "what do you know that we don't," don't you think?

That said, I love Japan. It's like looking at the future. A weird, wacky future.

By the way, we really liked your posts about the India trip - it sounds like you guys had an adventure!

Fred said...

I always got a kick out of being in Japan, at least during those times when I wasn't either stuck on bullet trains or rushing off to meetings via subways.

Japan has a whole different take on the world around them, and being there is really quite fascinating. I saw all sorts of wacky things out there that just don't seem to appear in the rest of the world. Loved it!

India was definitely an adventure - more so than a vacation. I have yet to get to the more trying parts of the trip, but I promise to get off my tuckus and wrap it up in the next week or two...