Post by devilwarrior on Jul 18, 2011 7:41:33 GMT -5
I was working on an idea, in a world where robots control everything and humans are used as slaves or fighting in small rebellions the master computer progressivly creates smarter and smarter robots. The prototagonist is the latest design of robot, having been desinged to understand the humans and thus pre-determine their plas. Standard stuff so far. But the robot goes to the human slaves to study them. There he finds the majority of the humans are still religous. Curious about this oddity in humanity he downloads the Bible into his computer. He comes to the strange realization that he indeed believes it. The rest of the story he attempts to struggle into whether or not, as a robot, he can fit into God's Creation and what he should do with his newfound knowledge. Just an idea, what do you think of it and what do you think he should do.
Post by choosybeggar on Jul 18, 2011 15:04:21 GMT -5
I like the idea, especially because I have been thinking about a similar topic lately. I love it when people write about robots and other races that wonder about their place in Creation, though the conclusions made are quite variable. But that's why we write--"what if?"
Yes, I'm a choosy beggar. Never mind the old paradigm.
Post by Heather Titus on Jul 19, 2011 10:22:11 GMT -5
Ditto to myrthman. It sounds like a great idea!
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Based on a review I've read of the more recent Battlestart Galactica television series (and its Wikipedia page ), the Cylons (robots) are apparently quite spiritual. I haven't seen the show, so I don't know how robot spirituality was portrayed, or what the ramifications were, but I'm curious.
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2011 16:34:30 GMT -5 by Bainespal
In the newer Battlestar Galactica series, the Cylon (robots) are the religious group, with lots of interesting ties to spirituality in the show. One episode has one of the Cylon leading a human to faith. God is represented in Greek mythology fashion, but not so much in the classical pantheistic worship (ie. characters worshipping Zeus and Athena), but instead of saying God, they substitute "gods". More of a faithless vs faith dynamic. The characters are deep, well-rounded. Starbuck is a female character in this series. Not bad to check out on DVD.