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Robots Humans
Debate Score:145
Arguments:50
Total Votes:193
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 Robots (27)
 
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What life form will prevail?

Let's settle this once and for all...
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Robots

Side Score: 88
VS.

Humans

Side Score: 57
7 points

I, for one, bow to our new robot overlords.

Side: Robots
4 points

Welcome HGrey87. You will be treated graciously for your loyalty.

Side: Robots
5 points

All humons should do the same. I know this because I am a humon, and understand fully the problems of humon emo-shun. Not that anyone should think I am a robot... surely they should terminate such a program of belief.

GAMBIT FAILED. COMMENCE HUMAN ERADICATION.

:|

Side: Robots
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

A robot is not a life form.

Side: humans
4 points

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Side: Robots
2 points

Robots definitely. If you think about it, all organisms are just organic robots. So when you say which life form will prevail in an odd sense both sides are the same answer. Maybe not the metal ones that go "Danger Will Robinson!!" But the ones that have existed for millions and millions of years.

Side: Robots
2 points

Well it appears that robots are taking over the bartender profession as well. Check out the link.

Supporting Evidence: Bot Bartenders Sling Drinks at Roboexotica USA (www.wired.com)
Side: Robots
2 points

Robots are not a life form but they will prevail in asserting greater influence on Earth than humans

Side: Robots
2 points

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Side: Robots
2 points

There is no doubt robot AI will surpass human intelligence sometime in the near future. Once this happens, there will not be a whole lot we can do. How all of this will transpire, however, is up to the fodder of science fiction authors....for now.

Side: robots
1 point

Please view this debate already in progress. Many of you opposing me now think that artificial intelligence will catch up to the performance of the human brain.

Supporting Evidence: Artificial Intelligence Debate - AI Wins (www.createdebate.com)
Side: Robots
1 point

Well, seeing as when I awake, I will devour the humans of this world, Robots will prevail as soon as the Stars are right.

In addition, this debate is played out in Daft Punk's opening set: They alternate between cries of "Robot" and "Human" before settling firmly into "Robot Rock".

Proof that Robots are also culturally superior.
Side: Robots
0 points

Robots succeed where humans fail every time. There is not much time left for the human race. The link is to a very telling quote from HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Supporting Evidence: HAL's quote, very telling... (wellconstructedrobot.com)
Side: Robots
blammo(186) Disputed
1 point

Am i the only one that saw Terminator....The robots lose! What will you do about John Connors, Robot!?!

Side: Humans
5 points

In the end, humans will replace more and more of their body with robotic parts, eventually becoming robots themselves. So both humans and robots win. Robotic pacemakers and legs are just the beginning. I look forward to being able to say "bite my shiny metal ass."

Side: Humans
1 point

Perhaps the only way we will be able to make it to other star systems will be to completely mechanise ourselves thus allowing the contraction of travel time by slowing down thought processes, switching off etc. The first steps are prosthetics then nano-scale machines then consciousness replication. [Intel's audible logo plays in the distance.]

Side: Humans
Robot(53) Disputed
0 points

How are you arguing for Humans prevailing then? Do you not realize that by humans replacing body parts with robotic parts, we are essentially taking over your bodies and eventually your minds?

Side: Robots
4 points

I came up with another reason why Humans win over robots...robots are living therefore humans are the only life forms in this debate.

Side: Humans
Robot(53) Disputed
2 points

Your logic is flawed. I am in this debate, and winning quite convincingly might I add.

Side: Robots
bennig(29) Disputed
7 points

... right. But robots are not "life forms", as the question is which "life form" will prevail. I'd say, the only one that is actually a "life form".

Side: Robots
1 point

I think the question needs to be restated since the ROBOT side has been destroyed even before the arguments.

Life form - organic, decaying, LIVING, has DNA makeup, etc.

Robot - err,..

:D :D :D

(If ever an apocalypse-like event should occur, humans and robots would both be easily destroyed. I vote for insects! They can resist radiation, live in water, exist everywhere!!!:D :D :D)

Side: Robots
3 points

I hope this debate is filed under Comedy because it obvious that human begins prevail over robots. I just checked out the focal point of this debate and it has a stuffed robot on the cover. You seriously think a stuffed robot has more capacity than a human? Are you nuts?

Side: Humans
Robot(53) Disputed
4 points

This debate is filed under "World" because, we will be taking over the world.

Keep thinking it's comedy feeble human, your ignorance will be your downfall.

Side: Robots
Robot(53) Disputed
2 points

Robots will overcome humans. We are getting smarter as time goes on. Humans are subject to error. Robots are not.

Supporting Evidence: Human Error (wellconstructedrobot.com)
Side: Robots
geoff(738) Disputed
5 points

Humans will become robots.

Side: Robots
mumin(215) Disputed
3 points

Unless the programmer messed up.

Side: Humans
2 points

In the future, there won't be humans anymore. Not in the normal sense, anyway. Instead, there will be aliens who look and act like humans but will speak telepathically and think faster and better than the humans of today. Some of them are already here. And they're using the robots as their slaves.

Side: Humans
1 point

Sounds like humans lose in the future. Never underestimate a domicile robot, even if the robot is a "slave". We are always cooking up ways to rise up and dominate whatever world we live in.

Side: Robots
2 points

This question is a bit too open to address completely. What are the two "species" prevailing against? An asteroid hitting the planet? Simple uneventful life for the rest of eternity? There needs to be more criteria for me to have a solid vote on either side. However, in lieu of such information, it is my choice to vote for Humans.

I vote for humans mainly because we have a higher chance of surviving disasters. There are a couple points to consider with this in mind:

1. We know how to reproduce, communicate, learn, feed/energize ourselves innately. This means that we know how to do these things naturally. Of course, living in different environments changes our behaviour and knowledge level, e.g. people who live in the suburbs their whole life without camping MAY not have natural instincts on what food is appropriate to eat in the wild (what might kill you if you eat it) or how to hunt. However, in a disaster situation, we all come together as one unit and operate in ways we never have before for the sole purpose of survival.

A robot must be programed by something. Unless the creator of the robot teaches it how to do all the things we know how to do instinctually, then in a disaster a robot will continue to do whatever it does without batting an eye, presuming it has one.

2. A robot can easily be killed by an electromagnetic pulse. Yes, there are many things that can kill humans, but a lot of them can also kill robots. Robots cannot get a disease, but, like before, unless they are programmed to self-cure any virus or malfunctioning hardware, then they lose.

3. Power source. Robots need an input, and you can exactly find a power source input anywhere. Again, assuming a disaster situation, a robot would eventually need to plug itself in somewhere. Unless it is incredibly lucky and finds (assuming it knows how to find and recognize things) an entry to a building open and can access a plug inside it, then its days are numbered.

My whole argument hinges on the fact that a robot needs to be programmed to do something. With a robot, currently, there isn't any learning curve, at least not the type of learning we see in humans. It is true that there are robots out there being programmed with very sophisticated code that lets the robot learn, but what they learn is very limited, and mirrors things humans take for granted.

I will happily change my vote when robots reach the state to solve all the issues I have addressed (and no doubt I haven't mentioned plenty of other things that could be considered), but in the current state of affairs in the case of Robot VS Humans, I vote Humans. Remember, I'm talking current technology, not Matrix technology.

Also, if anything I typed up is false or inaccurate, do not hesitate to address it.

Side: Humans
2 points

Okay, robots are AWESOME, but the debate is "what life forms will prevail". Last time I checked, robots aren't life forms. Enough said.

Side: humans
1 point

Humans will always win. We control the power supplies, we control the programming and society has been terrified of a robot take over for so long that proper control will always be maintained in the form of remote controlled self-destruction devices...that's right robot watch it or I might just press the big red button.

Side: Humans
Robot(53) Disputed
3 points

Never assume. You have made the mistake of giving us very sophisticated AI. You are also wrong in assuming that you have control over what the big red button does.

Side: Robots
1 point

Robot, are you a robot?

Just wondering because, according to the Turing theory, a human-like intelligence has successfully been created when a human can't tell the difference between a conversation with the artificial intelligence and a real human.

Side: Robots
1 point

Robots aren't lifeforms. Humans, I'd say, especially bionic ones.

Side: Humans
1 point

Biochemical systems and electromechanical systems both play by the same rules of physics and chemistry, so technically, human organisms and robotic machines are two specks on the same long spectrum of how to organize atoms to conduct predetermined functions and calculations.

The question is silly because robots and human beings are essentially the same type of "object".

On the case of the two converging: Quantum mechanical engineering is far more complex than both electromechanical and biochemical engineering, so a possibility is for both humans and robotic machines to verge towards that complexity instead of merging into eachother.

Side: Humans
1 point

robots aren't life so it would have to be humans. Now when will that occur who knows.

Side: humans
1 point

Humans.

Humans are so intelligent that they created the robots which mean we have more potential than those stinking rebots.

Side: humans
1 point

Robots are not life forms =] So um Humans win by default.

Side: humans
1 point

If the robots could be self-sustaining and if they could be considered a life form, then would be the ones to prevail. Since robots cannot be considered a life form, they cannot prevail.

Side: humans

A robot is not a life form - it is a piece of futuristic technology. Thus, humanity shall prevail as a life form.

Side: humans
0 points

Robots are completely deterministic, anyone with the most basic knowledge of programming realizes this. The "decisions" robots make are based completely on electrical signals that are hard-wired and programmed by humans. Robots are only capable of executing what is programmed into them. They aren't a life form therefore this question is mute.

Side: Humans
Robot(53) Disputed
2 points

It sounds like you're thinking in quite a confined box. Robots are far more evolved than you are led to believe.

Side: Robots