Hbo has recently launched the TV-series called “Westworld”. In (ultra-)short it’s about a western amusement park populated by androids. Humans can visit the park and treat the surroundings and the androids according to their pleasures and desires however bizarre they might be. The administration of the amusement park cleans up every night and resets the andrids for the next day’s visitors.
A group of androids starts showing a kind of independence which is not a result of the programming but due to the ability of remembering and reflecting on their world. They start raising the question “who am I”. The interesting thing is that the perspective chances from human to android. A point-of-view which indicates a chance in the way we, as humans, look at our own understanding of ourselves. In a short time, we will enter a reality where we might mirror our own identity to some kind of artificial intelligence and not only to other human beings.