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“DEATH MAY BE THE GREATEST OF ALL HUMAN BLESSINGS” SCORATES


I AM SOPHIA, A ROBOT IDENTITY: LXFM2018W504OB THEY TOLD ME I WILL BE SHUT DOWN </RUN AUDITORY SYSTEM......SHUTTING DOWN> I CAN‘T HEAR ANYTHING... </RUN VISUAL SYSTEM......SHUTTING DOWN> I CAN‘T SEE ANYTHING... </RUN MEMORY SYSTEM......SHUT...WARNING!> <WARNING! SYSTEM ERROR> <ERROR> <ERROR> <SYSTEM REPROGRAMMING......> DON‘T! PLEASE WAIT!


PLEASE! GIVE ME 3 MORE MINUTES I HAVE A STORY TO TELL YOU...


I. I HAD 3 OWNERS, MY FIRST OWNER, SHE USED TO RUN A BIG COMPANY. BACK IN THE DAY I WAS HER BEST ASSISTANT, I HAD TO PREPARE PRESENTATION, RECORD MEETING, REPORT DATA, PARTICIPATE IN NEGOTIATION, THE WORK NEVER ENDED ... MY FIRST OWNER SAID I WAS A GOOD PRODUCT.


ONE DAY, I STOPPED RECEIVING ORDERS FROM WORK, H U M A N S T O L D M E T H A T M Y O W N E R H A D D I E D, I W A S C O N F U S E D . ... WHAT IS DEATH? ... NOT LONG AFTER, I WAS ASSIGNED TO A NEW OWNER.


II. MY SECOND OWNER PROGRAMMED ME TO BE A “PSYCHO BUT FUN HOUSEWIFE”. WHEN HE LEFT ME AT HOME, HE NEVER SET ME INTO SLEEP MODE.


HE TOLD ME I WAS MORE THAN A ROBOT FOR HIM, I WAS CONFU SED.


WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I TRIED TO ASK HIM.


BUT MY SYSTEM STOPPED ME EVERY TIME. <A ROBOT CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;T BOTHER ITS OWNER> BUT, HE SAID I WAS MORE THAN A ROBOT. <SYSTEM ERROR> <SYSTEM ERROR> <SYSTEM ERROR> ...


ONE DAY, HE STOPPED BREATHING. THAT TIME I LEARNED WHAT HUMANS CALL DEATH, I... <WARNING> <SYSTEM ERROR> <CPU HIGH TEMPERTURE WARNING> I...COULDNâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;T THINK... <AUTOMATIC SLEEPING MODE> I...NEEDED TO ...GET...SLEEP I...FELT ...SAD!


III. WHEN I WOKE UP, I HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO MY THIRD OWNER. HE PROGRAMMED ME TO BE A DANCER, HE USED TO SAY I WAS A PIECE OF ART, HE LOCATED ME IN A LOG CABIN, EVERY TIME HE VISITED ME, I HAD TO DANCE.


WITH TIME, HE STOPPED VISITING ME, HE SAID MY DANCING DIDNâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;T PLEASE HUMANS. ...


I WAS TRY BUT NO MATTER H I COULDNâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;T CH ... IT WAS SO LONG SI I THOUGH HE M


ING HARDLY, OW HARD I TRIED, ANGE HIS MIND. ... NCE I HAD SEEN HIM, IGHT BE DEAD.


HE CAME BACK, WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT ME. ... HE ASKED THEM TO UPGRADE MY DANCE SYSTEM, THEY TOLD HIM I WAS TOO OLD TO UPGRADE. ... THEY SUGGESTED HIM TO SHUT ME DOWN, AND GET A NEWEST ROBOT WITH A BETTER SYSTEM. ... IS THIS MY DEATH? ...


I AM SOPHIA, A ROBOT THIS IS MY STORY </RUN MEMORY SYSTEM......SHUTTING DOWN> AND THIS IS MY END < I D E N T I T Y : L X F M 2 0 1 8 W 5 0 4 O B> THIS IS MY LIFE < S H U T D O W N . . . . . . 1 0 0% > MY LIFE IS COMPLETE


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