Reading Journal #4

Both books portray androids as equals to humans in terms of abilities. However, these machines have surpassed their purpose as tools, and can blend into a population undetectable. This is obviously not the case for all robots, but when humanoid robots become or act human both physically and mentally, it presents a series of issues. With humans and robots in constant conflict, laws can be made to protect and may benefit these machines. This can lead to androids voicing their personal opinions and possibility voting. Programmable machines would not get this far, but androids that think on their own in an effort to become a justifiable part of society, may determine personal choices. In order to work along side humans, robots must be given human-like qualities, but can the ability for a machine to think freely benefit both sides?


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