Human, or machine?

I gather that at work, what must be the mind numbing task of recording each benefit, and the amount, for each customer, up to now, has had to be typed in by someone individually. It seems now that humans are going to be rescued from this boring task, by something called ‘Robot Automated Processing’ (or something similar), which will do all this very repetitive stuff, and not get bored in the process.

Sadly for me, though probably not for anyone else, this doesnt involve turning humans into robots, or anything interesting like that, it just simply enables people to be freed up to do something more worthwhile, and hopefully more interesting.

As you can imagine, discussion of this process, and my warped science fiction author mind, came up with a much more interesting concept for this.

Of course, if it was genuinely practical, and possible to turn humans into robots (oh, I wish), then I suspect some employers might be more interested in developing things in that direction, but anyway… For now, morals, and technology say no!

But, I wonder, if this sort of thing could be done, would I be the only person who would enjoy being transformed in this way, or are there others? Would others volunteer, or apart from me, would all have to be dragged to the robot transformation pods? Might be a few others, I guess?

No, this wont be affecting my line of work just yet, and probably by the time its capable of that level of AI, I will be retired, given I have at most, about 5 and a half years to go before then! Even that assumes my back holds out that long, or an opportunity arises to do something else, well…? Mind, I do wonder if I would feel the same way if the opportunity arose, or I’m only so keen on it because its not currently practical, who knows? I’m pretty sure that yes, I would be, but unless it happens…?

OK, video time. No, I know this sounds like OMD, but it isnt. Yes, its the lead singer, and they did record this, many years later, but this is the original Elektric Music version of the song. Kraftwerk meets OMD, quite literally!

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Born too late, or is it too early?

One of the subject matters on one of the forums I visit this morning, was the matter of how AI is developing, and how it will lead in the next 50 years or so, to cybernetic/robot bodies for us to upgrade into, if we so wish, and lets face it, I would be one of those who would jump at the chance. And yes, thats what someone pointed out, saying that I had to be ready for that day to come around, and get downloaded into a lovely robot body

However, as I gently pointed out to him, unless it actually happens within, realistically, the next 10 years, its all going to be too late for me. I know, I might last a bit longer than that, though given all my physical issues now, I’m not sure I really want to, in this body at least! As for the best part of 50 years time, then yes, I’ll be long forgotten for sure, given I have no family to worry about me, once I go!

But yes, 20, or 30 years younger, and who knows, I might have got my wish? Of course, as this would have meant I didnt grow up with the likes of the early Star Trek, Dr Who, and the Carry On films (with their brainwashing, and wax work creation stuff), I might have felt differently about it all. Equally, Metropolis might have hooked me on the idea anyway, lol!

So fine, practically, if I have one last acting role in me, and I cant see any rush to provide it, then yes, I’d love to play a robot, or an alien, complete with really good outfit. Or fine, any decent outfit, but you get my drift! 😉 Equally, a chance to play a flapper, again, wouldnt say no!

Or was I just born too late? Yes, I know, I’d have missed out on all these modern delights of life, but fine, I would have loved to have been a flapper in the 1920’s. Or equally, around the movie scene in the 1930’s in some role, a lot like Clara Johnson, either in acting extra roles, or with luck (and some unknown dancing skills), a chorus line dancer, or maybe more?

Equally, there are some that would say I would have enjoyed life as a 50’s housewife, which lets face it, is where the whole Stepford Wife image was created from, they’d be right! Even better as a real Stepford Wife, lol!

Which of course brings us back to the point mentioned at the start of this blog, the dutiful robot wives of the future. Sadly, by that point, some 50 years on, I’ll be gone, in this life at least. But maybe, next time around…?

Right, tonight’s video. This is a very old song (originally released the year I was born, 1958), and sadly, no film of the Pony Tails performing it on You Tube could be found. But I found this instead. I know nothing of the group, but its live, its of decent quality, so…

To be like a robot!

OK, if you thought you were going to get a boring birthday post, sorry, I’ll disappoint you. But given that most of the popular (even years on) threads on here seem to involve brainwashing, robotization, and the like, this might please some.

Recently, I’ve been a wicked woman, and started reading a few mm sex stories, even if that sort of sex holds even less interest for me, than anything involving women. Which lets face it, with my love of sex…rolls eyes! I’ve picked on a few that play to my personal perves, and just hoped (successfully) that they didnt get too robust with the sex, which thankfully, they havent. One author who has taken my eye of late, is The Guardsman. Stories at,

http://192.155.80.152/Authors/theguardsman.html

These I can love for so many reasons. Not only do the men get to wear rubber clothing, as their normal garb, they also get to wear armor, with a visor over their faces, for complete dehumanization at times. To add to that effect, they dont have names, only numbers, once transformed. So yes, no identity, armor bodies, just like, err, robots! And yes, they even get controlled by an AI on top of all that!

OK, fine, big snag for me, that you will have noticed, this delicious treatment is handed out to men only! Well yes, I guess thats likely to be the case, if thats your preference in life, guys? I must admit, the previous time I wrote to someone about their methods, and adapting it for women, he explained that idea held no interest for him, not that I was totally surprised to be honest, but anyway. It involved, err, extracting cum from men, by a rather delightful piece of technology, I must say. If you want to read his stuff, its at

http://192.155.80.152/Authors/The-Extractor.html

So, when I wrote to the Guardsman, making the same suggestions about adapting it for women, I was expecting much the same reply. Wrong, I’ve got into quite a session of emails about the subject, though to be honest, most of it would leave the women in a very butch manner, if not more manly than that! So no, ideally I’d pass on the mastectomy, and the stuff, and head shaving wouldnt be my first choice either, but…robots, especially like Maria dont have hair, so just maybe…? Would I do it? Yes, probably, though I’d wince at the genital mutilation, and mastectomy, I suspect. The hair shaving, oh, at a push…Well, most people think of lesbians prototypically with cropped hair, dont they? Yes, because I’d look like, and be controlled like a robot, and be nothing more than a number!

Fine, despite talk otherwise, sadly, its not for real, because if it was, especially at present, I’d do it!

Right, video time. This video, I have to thank a fellow author for discovering, she being Tabico. It has some great outfits, looks like something out of Metropolis (though it isnt), or some crazed 30’s film! Oh, and a little bit of electricity, too. The music isnt my thing, but the video sure is!

Under whose thumb?

Its amazing to think that just 15 years ago, I’d never owned a proper computer. Yes, fine, in a moment of madness, I did buy one of those awful, early Sinclair things, but comparing those, even to my (by modern standards) extremely basic PC that I purchased in 2000, like chalk and cheese!

Nowadays, the computing powers of modern phones would knock those PC’s into the dark ages, let alone the more powerful computers of today, of which mine isnt one! It does what I need it to do, fine by that, and all, but compared to some…!

Back then, powerful AI was the work of fiction, and nothing more. Nowadays, its still well behind human computing power, but catching up fast. So, just imagine, fast forward another 20 years or so, and what it will be like! So, what do you reckon, who will be in control of things, us, or them?

Because one thing is for sure, at some point in the future, AI is going to overtake human mental capacity, and then? Will they still be happy to serve us, or will they expect us to serve them? Hmm?

And if the latter, will they let us serve as their human slaves, or will they upgrade us in some way, so we are more like them? Just remember, thats what we are doing with AI at present, making them more like us! So how do you fancy a chrome body, and a mind trapped in permanent obedience to your controllers?

Thought not, though maybe some of us might not object as much as others? 😉 It probably wont happen, but just remember these valuable words when AI takes control of the world, all those years from now!

No, it may not happen, probably wont, but it could, just saying…

The video, well, a rather apt song. One of those long forgotten, under rated ones, unless you’re me!