- Christopher Hampson
- Boston, MA
- United States
Director of Content Development, The Veritas Forum
Will robots one day cross the line into humanity?
As we develop robots with functionalities that more and more closely resemble humanity, will they ever become indistinguishable? What would this mean for things like human rights or religious belief?
Closing Statement from Christopher Hampson
Sounds like the weight of respondents was for "no," both in theory and in practice. This could be because the mechanism of robotics doesn't allow for humanlike characteristics, such as "free will," or it could be because the mechanism requires too much in the way of input.
In either case, it looks like the most drastic thing we have to look forward to are robots that give a very strong appearance of humanity.