Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? – For all those movie buffs out there they will know that the title of this article is taken from the 1982 movie Blade Runner, the American dystopian science fiction drama film directed by Ridley Scott starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos; it was its original title.
For decades Hollywood has been producing movies where robots become prevalent in society; sometimes as with the Bicentennial Man, starring Robin Williams as the robot ‘Andrew’ it attempts to tackle the humanitarian issues in relation as to how robots might develop.
Of course there are movies such as iRobot starring Will Smith that depicts a sinister takeover of mankind; simply because it is viewed by the central computer than mankind can no longer be trusted with his own destiny due to his destructive nature.
Despite the movies or whichever side it portrays we are some way off in realising the technical capabilities of robots becoming widespread throughout society. However, the video below clearly shows that advancements are being made and there are now some who believe that the scenes depicted in the Hollywood movies will soon become a reality.
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