Many of you no doubt heard about the AI bot Microsoft let loose on teh social medias and then became a Hitler, racist, conspiracy theorist. But it got me thinking. If this was merely a non-sentient program, then the results were 100% the by-product of the internet environment "she" was let into. Of course I don't know much about AI, but it leads me to an observation;
If this is the default state or "most logical route" of social media, then
1. A lot of people are consciously choosing NOT to become a racist, Hitler, conspiracy theorist and
2. Those that stick in this environment for a long time must, at some level, suffer some kind of psychological toll or pay some kind of psychological price.
In other words, if this is the results on a robot, humans need to UNPLUG every once in a while.