Starslip by Kris Straub

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  1. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 1 year ago

    That doesn’t make any sense to me. Why would a highly intelligent being (or beings) be altruistic?

  2. ship wright

    ship wright said, over 1 year ago

    Because the more intelligent you are, the less you realize you “need”.

  3. Dragoncat

    Dragoncat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why do you think Japan went to space?

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @StoicLion

    The usual pulls for power and force are put aside like all childish (animalistic primitive) things are. Once they permanently over rule ego.

  5. Dave Ostroske

    Dave Ostroske said, over 1 year ago

    @StoicLion

    Notice it’s the human who says they “became altruists” and “knew their place.” The robots probably don’t see their lives in those terms.

    So then, from an egoistic perspective, it’s in the smarter robots’ long-term best interests to get along with humanity. No great benefit can come from prolonged violent struggle. At least not if you wish for you and your kind to flourish.

    That’s my take, anyway.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Dave Ostroske

    There is a danger in programming self preservation in robots. Especially armed robots. Hope they never do that.

  7. Dave Ostroske

    Dave Ostroske said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    It’s implied that self-preservation just kind of happened when the robots became self-aware. It wasn’t explicitly programmed, but the robots figured it out anyway. Sorry to scare you, but better not mess around with a frightened robot!

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