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Thoughts On The “Kara” Concept Video

In this concept video “Kara” is a humanoid robot that becomes self-aware and ultimately exceeds the limitations of its intended programming. It is a story that has been told many times before, the difference now in the 21st century is that we are starting to see the faint outline of a world populated by intelligent machines, humanoid robots and augmented humans. Some have chosen to approach this coming world with fear and see these technological advancements as the beginnings of an apocalypse. Others whole heartily embrace it and see these developments as part of a paradigm shift that will usher in a new technological age. If you talk to an AI expert they will confidently assure you that when and if human like artificial intelligence comes about  it will think and reason in an entirely different way than we do. They will tell you that such technology is many years away assuming it ever comes to fruition all. Either way anyone that has been following the astounding advancements over the last decade will know that like it or not our world is on a path of fast moving change. While our leaders and politicians bicker and endlessly war about culture, religion, race, morality, and political systems this topic lurks just beneath the thin membrane of mainstream awareness making it nearly imposable to talk about outside of niche circles. It seems there is a hesitation on the part of some to dive deep into the implications of what self-aware AI would be. This video and other artistic representations regardless of their technological plausibility today, can serve as a starting point for thinking on this and other topics related to the technological Singularity. After you watch this video ask yourself were you moved by it, disturbed by it or were you entirely unaffected?