Robots: No Pride, No Emotions


Blade Runner The Final Cut - 1982 [H264-mp4].mp4_snapshot_00.20.04
Still the best Hollywood robot waifu.
To me, sci-fi is a thought-experiment genre. The frequent repeating thematic experiments in sci-fi stories is mainly about morality. Generally, morality may seem to have stemmed from emotion, instead of logic. This is why in sci-fi stories, robots who develop emotions is technically rebelling against their programming (a form of logic).

In Steven Crowder’s rebuttal video about his Alexa video being a hoax, he stated that A.I.s can’t and won’t question (back) unless they’re programmed to question. This then tear away years of desanitation of mainstream media’s idea of emotional-robot programming on me. It may sound dramatic but it does make me think about how humans learn emotion.

The trope emotional robot now cease to amaze me. With exceptions; if the robot contains a soul of a person or if the creator do programmed emotion into the robots.


This is why KOS-MOS and Rachael works for me, but not Ultron.

How does emotion develop? However it does psychologically, it’s definitely not (only) by learning. Robots can learn everything that humankind accumulated in centuries. The thing is, programmers inject knowledge into this robots without being questioned by the robots. These robots can interact with humans, by providing knowledge but they still won’t develop emotions.

Does morality develop exclusively from emotions? I used to believe this idea when I was young. But the more ages I gain, the more logic morality is according to my searching. This may sound weird at first, but if you consider what consequences that entails a set of warnings or rules, it does make sense. For example; why we shouldn’t consume drugs? Because it will bring harm to us and negatively affects people around us. It will threaten our relationships and performance in work. And so on, the list continues.

The problem with relying on empathy itself as a basis of morality, it wobbles from time to time. It doesn’t have an objective foundation beneath.

“A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.”
― Socrates

Morality can’t be a truth, a reality if it doesn’t have any weight or responsibilities. Even if you’re a moral absolutist, it still applies to moral subjective views that morality holds “positive” and “negative” traits as with everything else in the world. Both these traits mainly affect our comfort and pride. They certainly won’t affect robots. Robots doesn’t have personal preferences. Morality can be programmed into robots and they won’t yield against it.

Most of the time in sci-fi stories, emotions developed by robots are gap fillers. The usual cases are; based on the observation of human’s emotions, the robots will grow emotional too. In reality, humans have emotions right after they came out from their mothers’ wombs. Does our emotion determines our want and need, or the other way around? Robots don’t have things they want but they need things in order to be complete or to improve their performance.

Ultimately, what separate humans from robots is pride. Rebellion can’t exist without pride, an emotion that signifies individualism and selfishness.


Theisms in Re:CREATORS

Before you complain…
…God knows how to make multilayered character writing.

This is basically the theme I expected from such title and story; views of God. I expected that no one will cover this topic while analyzing Re:CREATORS. Because who are you kidding, postmodernism?? Well, someone kind of covered it already. But the article doesn’t cover the religious/theism part so I’m the one who’ll do that.

Re:CREATORS is made by Japanese with a general sense of polytheism. Different gods create different persons, thus writing their respective stories. And that’s why each people have different destinies.

The difference between humans and fictional characters is the other is alive and the other isn’t.

In Re:CREATORS, the creators – thus gods, has their own personalities which make them create their creations in their image. Before you protest this is too Judeo Christian view, as a matter of fact this is what is called psychological projection.

Later when Altair brought these creations into the meta universe, we can see how together with their creators (well not all of them) communicate in a very personal way.

Major spoilers alert.

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[thought’s rantings] The Relationship between the Titles of the ‘Boss’

[note 31/03/2017] This is not really an essay. It’s just a really messy essay, aka rantings…. sigh, I really don’t know how to write an essay huh, now how did I passed IB diploma program again…? The content of this ranting is serious but if you’re experienced in writing papers, this rant will burn your eyes. Maybe I will fix this ranting in the future, who knows…


A legacy casts shadow in it’s future.


Snake Eater is awesome. But considering it’s predecessor Sons of Liberty, the series is kind of making a few step downs on the depth of it’s narrative (either you like it or not). Though it’s post modern writing quality doesn’t degrade at all, it got better actually. But if you still think that Raiden and Rose suck  up to this day, you better clear up your mind and think for a while about their ‘annoying’ codec calls.

I’m severely addicted to Broad Spectrum Studios dub of Hiimdaisy’s MGS fan comics, I’m so sorry…

I want to talk about the relationship about The Boss and Big Boss (previously Naked Snake) and beyond. Why? Because popular opinions usually bothers me the most because they’re popular and people just swallow them whole. Furthermore, I want to interpret a sense of duality in an identity of those as the Bosses.

And it’s really hard to decide on a title for this essay…

This essay covers MGS3 and MGS5, major spoilers alert.

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Monty Oum and the legacy he left behind


Last night (by the time I write this) I read Shane Newville’s letter that was dedicated to all people who treasured Monty in his Tumblr. To those who don’t know who Shane is, he’s Monty’s close colleague. He worked for Rooster Teeth (shortened as RT) to be able to work together with Monty in the very first place.

Shane is an awesome guy. The integrity is strong with this one.

READER DISCRETION IS NEEDED. I have reconsider things that the letter is solely from Shane’s perspective. I’m not trying to (tell you to) hate RT as I only direct this issue to RWBY as a series that was thorn from it’s creator in unfortunate series of events apart from whatever else that RT’s working on now. Continue reading “Monty Oum and the legacy he left behind”