Personalized Googlebots Can “Revive” the Dead



By Cheri Roberts, of Challenging the Rhetoric and Cheri Speak

If you’ve never seen the 2009 movie, Surrogates, starring, Bruce Willis, right now might be a good time to dim the lights and watch what should be considered a horror film, not a sci-fi drama. What makes it so horrible is that each day brings us closer to the reality the film portrays, just like today. We know Google has been buying up a lot of robotic companies as of late, has even launched an automaton vehicle, but this week Google was awarded a Patent to customize personalities on robots.


You can read it yourself here, but according to the Patent, these robots can be programmed with countless personalities. They can even be programmed to mimic the personalities, speech patterns and sentence structures of real people; including yourself, an ex or the deceased [creepy]. Can you imagine a bunch of robotic Hitlers, Jesus Christs, or Kardashians walking around? How many grieving parents will ‘revive’ lost children? How many lonely people will trade in online relationships for the virtual of all virtual boyfriends or girlfriends? Another movie comes to mind, Her, starring, Joaquin Phoenix, a 2013 film whose absurdities don’t seem so far-fetched in light of technologies scorching trail across our lives.

These invasive technologies, however exciting, are frightening and have implications we haven’t even realized yet. As it is, the implications in front of our faces doesn’t seem enough and at the rate we are going, The Matrix, the 1999 flick starring, Keanu Reeves, is just as close an analogy as the other films I’ve mentioned. The point is, from implanted computer chips and unnecessary bionics to night-vision injections in our eyeballs and plastic surgery options to make us look like, Bratz, dolls and Anime characters; robotized versions of ourselves makes perfect sense. Right?


The makers of these movies are just as much visionaries or prophets as many believe George Orwell was with his writings, particularly the book [and later movie], 1984. The same could be said for, Ayn Rand, and her dystopia laid out in Atlas Shrugged.

Individuals continue to lose footing by taking the human out of humanity using fiber optics to prop up their lives while each successive generation is being programmed as surely as our many electronic devices are. Soon we will be battling and debating, ‘robot rights’ and their right to vote and marry too.


If you like this or other Challenging the Rhetoric articles, please share it with others; follow our website, Facebook page and/or follow us @CTRNewsFeed on Twitter. Don’t forget to listen to the LIVE showWeds. @6pm PST/9pm EST. Thank you!

Please also read other articles published by Challenging the Rhetoric contributors:

15 responses to “Personalized Googlebots Can “Revive” the Dead

  1. Pingback: LIAR OF THE WEEK: Dr. Patrick Moore, Lobbyist (or maybe not) for Monsanto | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  2. Pingback: What is the Truth About Bowe Bergdhal? | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  3. Pingback: What is the Truth About Bowe Bergdahl? | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  4. Pingback: Why Some “Feminists” Won’t be Voting Hillary 2016 | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  5. Pingback: 10 Tactics Corporate Media Talking Heads Use to Woo and Win You Over | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  6. Pingback: LIAR OF THE WEEK: Brian Williams for Lying About Lying | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  7. Pingback: No Hablo Ingles? You’re Disabled According to a Social Security Administration Loophole | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  8. Pingback: US PROXY WARS: Yemen | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  9. Pingback: The LOCUST are Coming Via The U.S. Navy | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  10. Pingback: The Challenge in Challenging the Rhetoric | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  11. Pingback: American Psychological Association Now Says Teen Marijuana Use NOT Linked to Psychosis, Depression or Other Health Concerns | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  12. Pingback: Get Married or Go to Directly to Jail Says Texas Judge Randall Rogers | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  13. Pingback: The American Psychological Association Finally Says No to Torture While UK Spy Org GCHQs JTRIG Unit and US Government Still Says Yes | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  14. Pingback: The Arrested Development of Ferguson Missouri; the City that Cannot Heal and a Co-Dependent Country that Cannot Cope | Challenging the Rhetoric·

  15. Pingback: LIAR OF THE WEEK: Anita Stewart Lies About Challenging the Rhetoric | Challenging the Rhetoric·

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s