Article By: Carlos Ferreira da Silva – Brazil
Discovering the humans and the androids
Every robot designed and inspired by the human being is named android because they have an anthropoid form. But how these robots approach the object of his inspiration effectively? Thinking about it, the book “Human vs. Androids” presents a criterion for measuring this level of humanity baptized by the name “Factor Silva”.
From there have been many androids measured and received their Factor Silva which ranges from 0 to 1 or from 0 to 100%. Factor Silva takes into account the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual coefficients that characterize humans. Among the androids who have received notes are those of real life designed by major industries of electronics also sweeping those projects from renowned universities and their creative students. Several androids of science fiction in film recorded have also been evaluated.
But as curiosity is one of the characteristics of human behavior, many humans also launched to be evaluated by subjecting themselves to this criterion for evaluating the level of humanity, seeking to know its own Factor Silva. The surprise was to discover how far they are from the standards, receiving notes that distance of 100%. Some humans with such erratic behavior sometimes reach 85%. But behold the grace of humans, they need not follow any pattern, that is why they are exclusive and unique.
There is a controversy in opinions that one day will be as perfect androids that will not be recognized as machines. Obviously there are fervent opinions that would never accept this hypothesis arguing that humans will always know to identify a machine, as these never attain the high level of human. What leads to another controversy: Can we call the high-level human behavior? Do we know how to behave in society? We respect each other? We treat others with human dignity?
All these polemics are addressed in this book that is useful to discuss the concepts of desirable and undesirable characteristics of human beings to try to get the patterns. After all how can we measure androids seeking to become the image and likeness of humans if we do not know how to set the standards?
As we answered a questionnaire that evaluates an android, we celebrate each resource and skill measured, we thank and be proud of because we have all these skills naturally and that sometimes we ignore how valuable they are to us.
The androids will surely be the greatest invention of the 21st century. Perhaps as striking as were the air and car in the entry of the 20th century or the internet in its end. But the question is whether we are prepared to live with such a fascinating machine that can render both the difficult tasks and provide us comfort as it can also concerned about the improper use by hanging for evil and become terror machines. How do we explore this invention?
Maybe it is better if we qualify androids using Factor Silva so that we have a standard of quality control in production to avoid any hint of evil from spreading, because after all this behavior is not characteristic of androids but human.
Carlos Ferreira da Silva
November / 2013