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Free Will Robots by zodevstudios Free Will Robots by zodevstudios
It's the 24th century and mankind is on the verge of giving free will to robots. This is accomplished by mapping the soul of a person into a robot. Children are randomly selected at birth to be used in the study. A Soul Duplicating Device is placed over their hearts to monitor their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they grow up. When the children turn eighteen the device is placed into an unaware robot. The robots are activated after being shipped to a distant planet for observation. The planet is an artificial world in which robots rule themselves. They have created a system of government similar to that of 20th century America. These robots have the freedom to take any action they desire, and there's nothing in their programming to prevent them from lying, stealing, or even killing. They only have the moral compass of the Soul Duplicating Device to guide them through existence. Can 6 young robots stay pure when introduced into a primitive environment where fear, greed, and corruption rule? Will they allow their environment to darken their hearts, or will their souls continue to burn bright? After 10 years they will be judged by their creators to determine if they are virtuous enough to co-exist with their human counterparts.

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Kiremoonchild Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Another Human error... :P the robots will be more virtuous that us!!! Haha, or have we already dispensed of the corrupt humans?

Awesome sounding story - now I want to read it :P

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:iconxxxecil:
Cool art, but it would be more logical to build robots the way we want them.
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:icontheinvinciblephantom:
I had a dream about this. It was about human evolution, but not in the traditional sense. I dreamed that the robots ended up being our successors, and they went on to the last frontier-- space--and they found aliens and all the other stuff humans couldn't do because of their limits. But do machines really need to have human emotions to have the satisfaction of understanding everything? In my dream the machines were still arguing about getting rid of human emotions, and they decided to keep humanity's history, not because they knew better, but to compare their modern race to us. This is brilliant!
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:iconmadjack0305:
Impressive design variations, and the idea for it is very thought out. Well done :).
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:iconsunnyrabbiera:
Hmm this does give me some cool ideas
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:iconrobogirls:
this is so wonderful
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