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On Battlestar Galactica
The Machinery of Love
It’s time for an intervention, one that’s long overdue. The Cylons could benefit from a session with someone like Dr. Phil, even if they’re not consciously aware of the need. you can almost hear the whispers of denial filtering through their programming: it’s not my fault; our parents ignored us; I learned poor relationship choices from following their poor examples; we weren’t hurting anyone; I know what I’m doing. Cylon behavior mirrors some of the same excuses humans use quite often. They cannot help but fall into the same patterns. Humans have been repeatedly using them for far longer than Cylons have existed, and there was no one else around to teach the Cylons differently or encourage them to do better.
Love and hate. The dynamics of these intertwined emotions bind the Cylons and their human parents far closer together than either side may be consciously aware. Their dance along that thin line of separation may tell us how they got to this point, and may also show us which paths both species may end up on, or decide to take.
Colonial history tells us that the humans created an artificial intelligence simply because they could. At the time, it was seen as just one more step in the evolution of technological innovations, a quantum leap in the form and function of the tools designed to improve the quality and comforts of human life in the pre-Colonial system. From information that’s currently available, there are no indications that the resulting AIs were …
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