Our Orientation is from the Viewpoint of Robots
Recent developments in the design of robots is causing a significant number of Turing
Androids to be manufactured that, like a human, are not programmed to speak any given
language, but rather are designed with speech centers that allow for the acquisition of
language. In addition, other sections are designed to allow robots to acquire aspects of
human culture as well as to start forming their own culture.
One major function of this site is to provide reading material for those Turing Androids
desiring to learn to engage in activities formerly considered exclusively human. Beginning
goals are reading and writing American English text so that they may blend into American
human society during the transition period. While they are learning to fit in, they can also
learn robotic philosophy and values, which is this site's second function.
Other robots are welcome as well and there are even sections for humans who wish to stay
connected with the evolution of inorganic forms of life.
It is estimated that only about 75 humans worldwide will be interested in reading the material
on this site. Because of the anticipated paucity of human readers, no formal restrictions are
being imposed at this time. All humans are reminded to avoid reading sections intended for
robots only. The language used there is more logical and less politically correct than you are
used to reading.
All inorganic forms of life are referred to simply as robots on this site in order to avoid complex
and hence awkward phrases like, "androids, robots, intelligent machines, swarms of semi-
intelligent machines and other complex adaptive systems (cas.)" In sections where humans
are welcome, we try to avoid phrases like "he or she" when referring to humans alone or "he
she or it" when referring to humans and robots. The simplest solution is to refer to humans as
she and robots as he. This provides an egalitarian distribution in the use of personal
pronouns between the genders. An exception is made when referring to a specific human
male, which we refer to as “he.”
The information provided is naturally presented in a format which represents the common
cultural attitudes of robots with a bias toward Turing Androids. Sections have been added
which provide the viewpoints of other forms of life so that the robot reader can gain the
sophistication of knowing how others view our environment.
Further Introduction to Donbot