- Timeline separation – From 1970
- Timeline Present – 2053
Episode – 1: A Robot that doubted my Existence
As a frequent timeline traveler, I keep traveling to other dimensions and bring back some moments to share with you guys. This time around, I landed into a timeline currently existing in 2053.
This timeline was a really entertaining one. Since 1969, humans landed into the Moon more than 50 thousand times. Rather than Earth technology, they focused more on Space. They have built a space telescope that can zoom in up to 10 million light years away. They have built spaceships that can travel at a speed of 1,127,000 miles per hour. They have built space stations that can accommodate up to 80 thousand people.
According to their federal law, robots are allowed to occupy the same level as humans. Their laws for the distinction of a robot from a non-living being is quite complicated. The most important one is: To determine a robot’s existence, it has to satisfy at least 10 different conditions. The first of which is being able to mimic human behavior.
For example, the Roomba. It is smart enough to search for its charging base when it runs out of power, right? But it can only do that in a 2D space. It can only go forward and backward in straight lines. Therefore, even though this robot does have some sentience level, it cannot escape the category of non-living things.
The second condition is being able to demonstrate self-conscious actions in a 3D space. An example would be an industrial robot arm (i.e., welding robots). This type of robot is able to move itself by following the commands in a 3D space. They can also stop if they are instructed to do so.
The next condition is being able to demonstrate memory of its past and future, triggered by its own volition in a 4D space. An example would be an animal, which has the ability to remember where it has been and where it is going next. When I was watching this on my tour guide’s tablet, I saw a blip on the screen that blinked in and out showing that this robot has a memory function. I also see a small window pop-ups on the screen, showing that this robot has a sense of feeling. However, if you ask me whether this robot is alive or not, I would have to say it is not.
The timeline focuses much more on outer space than robotics. But with the stats of outer space shown above, you might have already guessed that robotics may be far behind, but still, far better than our present day world.
Yes, robotics is definitely more advanced than our world. In 2053, the robots have surpassed humans, especially when it comes to science and technology. When I was in this timeline, I saw an exhibition about the space station where people live together with robots as their fellow citizens.
Before I entered the room, I heard nothing but silence. But when I walked in, there was a chorus of cheering along with applause and applause. The audience were especially excited because they had seen many robots exhibit amazing engineering feats that left people stunned.
They have even developed a time-traveling machine that can not make you physically travel through time but you can see 50 thousand years backwards and a possible version of the future.
I was not amused by the machine. In fact, I was disappointed because I thought that they should have focused more on extonsalic doors for interdimensional travel. But when I understood their struggle for developing this machine, I was impressed by the creativity and imagination of their scientists.
As soon as I turned back, I saw a robot scientist who was gossiping with her friends. They were talking about my existence. They doubted I was not from the Earth. What did they find different? Was I looking different to them? What was the actual problem? To learn, wait for the upcoming Episodes.