From STEM to STEAM: A journey to finding the soul stone of STEM, and avoiding the rise of soulless machines.

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“Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the mountains… Nowhere can a man find a retreat more peaceful or more free from trouble than his own soul.”

— Marcus Aurelius

Yet the question remains: is STEM the correct answer to the 4th industrial revolution?

1. Terminator 2 and the story of machines with no soul.

What is the danger of such a trend, and why should we care?

The answer is in one word: Soul!

2. Let’s bring some STEAM in STEM.

What can we do concretely?

  1. First Law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. Second Law: A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

The Genesis rule of Robotics: A robot must operate in an inclusive environment with all humanity, and it is up to humans to code it into its BIOS (Basic Input Output System).

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