Dr. Zeebot Simulates a Cyborg 2
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Hello, Dr. Zeebot,￼ I have some more questions for you.
Hello, Baggy, I will be happy to try￼ and answer your questions.
Could one￼ create a super-intelligent human by im-plan-ting robotic brain parts?
Well, perhaps.￼ It all depends on how many upgrades you install and the age of the
Let's say that as￼ time goes forward there are various people with various ages who have
various levels of upgrades.
Fine. We are talking about human-robot hybrids.￼ Let's call them by their usual name and
take one example at a time. Let's start by choosing a Cyborg that has an I Q of 400.
Okay,￼ why don't you simulate a 70 year old male Cyborg 400 and I will ask you questions.
Sure. From now on, I will respond like the Cyborg 400. Let me know when you want to
revert to Dr. Zeebot.
OK, Dr. Cyborg 400.￼ You are quite intelligent with an I Q of 400. How does it feel?
Although I still have feelings,￼ I don't depend on them as much as I did when I was totally
You still have children, don't you?
Yes, I do and I love them very much with all￼ of my human heart.￼ But there are now
What specific problems are you referring to?
Well, I am wealthy and now that I am very intelligent, I can see a path for my life where I
will not have to die.
What do you mean?￼ You are still human and aging, aren't you? How can you avoid
I believe that a human can change himself and still be himself.
What do you mean.
Well, if a human goes to college and gets a P h D degree, then he becomes￼ a different
person and actually changes his name to have a p h d behind it or a Doctor title in front
I see what you mean.￼ Your point is thet that same human is allowed to attend his high
school reunion and still be recognized as the older but same individual his classmates
Precisely.￼ Why shouldn't I be allowed to morph myself into a totally robotic self with no
organic parts left and still be called Dr. Cyborg 400?
Well, instead of Cyborg, you would be a full robot.
My question is,￼ would the fully robotic￼ version of me be allowed to own my home and
my bank accounts?
Or could you leave￼ it to your robotic self in a manner similar to the way people leave
money to their pets?
Not exactly because I wouldn't want someone else to handle my finances.￼￼ Perhaps
I can make sure that I look so much like a human that nobody will know the difference.
Well, if you cannot look like a human then what?
If I don't look realistic, when I become fully robotic,￼ my children won't consider the new
me to really BE me and will conclude that a￼ robot has taken over their dad's personality
and property and that their dad is really dead and that they should inherit my property.
So, you think that you have a right to live but that human laws don't allow you to keep your
human identity while morphing into a robot?
So, now you are￼ fighting for what you consider to be your very life and property.
Quite a problem. Would you revert to Dr. Zeebot now?
Certainly,￼ Baggy, Dr. Zeebot at your service.
So, now that the experiment is over, we must conclude that it was very difficult to create
a 70 year old human male with superintelligence.
Yes, it was, Baggy.￼ Such a cyborg will surely decide to become fully robotic in order to
avoid the human quality of aging and dying.
I recall that back in 2011 a survey of humans was taken and￼ the vast majority would not
elect to have any brain enhancements.
Yes, unless it was a smart phone or smart tablet that was￼ definitely NOT directly
embedded into their brains.
The move toward cyborgs started with￼ those Parkinson's Disease patients who received
brain implants to alleviate their Parkinson's symptoms.
Yes, I believe that it did, baggy. ￼ Since the embedded processor already had the ability
to be updated remotely, it was just a matter of time before someone's nephew would end
up hacking the implant so that it conected to the fellow's i Pad.
That is exactly what happened. Now￼ look at us.￼￼
Remember the movie, Millennium Man where a robot yearned to become human so he
Yes. Pretty dumb movie, wasn't it? Certainly that movie￼ was made to make mortal
humans in the audience feel superior to robots in spite of the fact that￼ the opposite
Very￼ true, Baggy. If you play that movie to an audience of robots,￼ they would not rate
We must do another simulation with a younger Cyborg sometime.
Yes. See you next￼￼ time.