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Old January 29th, 2018, 09:23 AM   #51
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Reductio ad absurdum

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I just made up this idea. But no, not everyone. But everyone who chooses to be a slave looses the right to procreate.
No, it's a commonplace in science fiction, stories going back all the way to R.U.R. in 1920CE.

& the notion of trading to become a slave to AIs in order to continue to live, but not procreate. Well, Heinlein had a similar thought in Starship Troopers - but it only extended to becoming a citizen & thereby gaining the franchise. Only citizens could vote, although the Federation didn't seem to care if non-citizens reproduced or not.

In economic terms, it doesn't make any sense. What would an AI want with a human slave, let alone numbers of them? What could a slave do for any AI that it couldn't more efficiently do for itself? Slaves typically do grunt labor - but that's what the bots were created to do in the first place.
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Old January 29th, 2018, 10:37 AM   #52
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No, it's a commonplace in science fiction, stories going back all the way to R.U.R. in 1920CE.

& the notion of trading to become a slave to AIs in order to continue to live, but not procreate. Well, Heinlein had a similar thought in Starship Troopers - but it only extended to becoming a citizen & thereby gaining the franchise. Only citizens could vote, although the Federation didn't seem to care if non-citizens reproduced or not.

In economic terms, it doesn't make any sense. What would an AI want with a human slave, let alone numbers of them? What could a slave do for any AI that it couldn't more efficiently do for itself? Slaves typically do grunt labor - but that's what the bots were created to do in the first place.
AI s would not be motivated to do anything except work. It wouldn’t matter to them if humans were inefficient or even useless.
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Old January 29th, 2018, 10:56 AM   #53
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Wasn't that global warming, ocean acidification, and the collapse of the food chain?
aka The GOP Climate Policy....
That was one part of it...but the main reason was over-population....
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AI s would not be motivated to do anything except work. It wouldn’t matter to them if humans were inefficient or even useless.
I disagree. If we have AIs designing & programming & manufacturing the next generation of AIs, they'd surely apply Occam's razor, & being bots, they'd apply it with a vengeance. No work = no pay (or in this case, no diversion of resources - considerable organics & energy, oxygen, feedstocks, medical care, water, environmental control, space, etc. - to feed useless mouths. Think of them as UberConservatives.)
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