A lot of films have been released during the last10 years, informing the audience that they will be replaced by machines.
Think for example of…
I Robot: Will Smith sees that we trust in something highly intelligent and do not expect anything bad, suddenly it turns against us.
Surrogates: latest film starring Bruce Willis as a policeman in a world where we all sit at home and have our surrogates out there in the real world.
Here is the trailer of Surrogates, so you are able to see my point a bit more clearly maybe.
Where is that leading? I mean in the real world.
We already experience huge changes which originate from the internet and improvement in science. Machines take over human jobs and leave unemployment in certain niches. On the other hand it also makes companies more profitable as machines work and work and work and will not stop unless you make them to.
What else could happen?
I thought to myself, what if AI (Artificial Intelligence) was successfully implemented? Machines would be quite equal to humans wouldn’t they? What defines us? Is it our logical thinking? Is it our ethics which machines wouldn’t have possibly? Well, I guess that Stalin had no ethics as well and yet he was a human being. A rapid cycle would start and machines would improve themselves rapidly. We – humans – would be useless, machines could live on their own. No need for someone to program them….
Yes, I know…boring.
But I just thought about it…what if…are we that far away of such an achievement in science as AI?
However…see you next time…