Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1495, The risk of slavery

Leonardo's mechanical knight (1495)
A robot is a machine that acts independent of a person,
                                               [it is a good guy theoretically,
controlled by a computer program,
                                                [or in the future phonetically..

In fiction, however, robots usually look like people,
                                   [and seem to have a life of their own.

In cinema, books, and video games,
     [robots are presented as obedient disciplinary and alone.

After the movie "The Terminator",
                             [topped the US box office for two weeks,
I realized that a robot can be built for evil,
                               [capable for murders and acts unspeaks.

Every inventor focuses on the machine,
                       [the first on earth, the Leonardo da Vinci robot.
and there are some interesting books to read,
  [but one of them sees the robot as a messenger, as a bell cot,
ie a framework for many bells,
  [the bells warn people that machines may subdue them,
αnd each one of us will be....a slave, unhappy, and glum.

Five centuries later, the writer & director James Cameron,
             [in "The Terminator", as Leonardo warns about the risk of slavery.

I wonder about the obedience and friendship of the machines and man,
                                                    is it hypocritical, outrageous and knavery....

The script writer did not say which machine the threat is,
                       [maybe the fridge, the CD player, the electric shaver,
maybe another machine, perhaps you know, I confess I don't,
                             [and I'm afraid my concentration began to waver.


* ''IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse''
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis -CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS 


* Leonardo's robot (or Leonardo's mechanical knight) was a humanoid automaton designed and constructed by Leonardo da Vinci around the year 1495.
The design notes for the robot appear in sketchbooks that were rediscovered in the 1950s.
Leonardo is said to have displayed the machine at a celebration hosted by Ludovico Sforza at the court of Milan in 1495. The robot knight could stand, sit, raise its visor and independently maneuver its arms, and had an anatomically correct jaw. The entire robotic system was operated by a series of pulleys and cables. Since the discovery of the sketchbook, the robot has been built faithfully based on Leonardo's design, and was found to be fully functional.


* The Terminator :  A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg  

is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

 ELEGHOS... at history 

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