3D Printed Man on SNL – Rochelle S

As soon as I watched this skit I knew I had to share it with you all!

In this week’s reading Turkle argues that, “Simulated thinking is thinking, but simulated feeling is not feeling, and simulated love is never love,” (512). A similar theme is seen in this hilarious dating show-style skit which opens with the host asking, “Can we 3D print human personality and emotion?”. Give this 2-min video a watch and let me know your thoughts!

Nathan R – Two Perspectives on Sex Robots

Check out these two opinions on banning sex robots, furthering the discussion we had on the first day. This would also be a great topic for a Short  Writing. Read these before our next class if you have a chance!

For a ban:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.3230561/robot-ethicist-calls-for-ban-on-sex-robots-1.3231172

Against a ban:

http://theconversation.com/in-defence-of-sex-machines-why-trying-to-ban-sex-robots-is-wrong-47641