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By building robots, we're making ourselves obsolete
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This is how A.I will take over the world...
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  • Wouldn't that be better for the earth and every organism besides us?
  • How would the benefit the earth and every other organism?

  • @Zombieguy1987 because humans won't be drastically terraforming the land, using up resources, polluting, causing disruption in countless species, introducing invasive species, obliterating habitats for profit and war.
  • agsragsr 852 Pts
    Clearly, robotics and AI will have drastic impact eventually on our planet and humanity.  I think the question “obsolete” is too strong, but many of the things we do today will be done by machines going forward and we will corninue to morph into human/machine coexistence.  We already are in so many ways - phones, implants, etc. Think of a friendlier version of Borgs from StarTrek in our future.
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  • A modern computer can perform calculations trillions times faster than a human ever could. Did it make humans obsolete? No, it improved their quality of life drastically instead. Yes, it made some activities and professions obsolete, just like mass production of cars made travel horses obsolete, or like blacksmithing made obsidian axes obsolete - but it is hardly a bad thing.

    Robots will not make us obsolete. A full-scale artificial intelligence will make the modern state of human organism obsolete, however, that is true - which, again, is a good thing, as genetic and cybernetic enhancements have been long overdue.
  • WordsMatterWordsMatter 471 Pts
    edited October 2018
    @agsr the impact they have could be significantly lower than that of humans. If the AI doesn't need to eat or drink that's already a massive burden lifted. Yes AI will need power, but it will be smarter to am incomprehensible degree. For you to learn physics to the level of a doctorate takes years and years of study. An AI will be able to learn all of that in a nanosecond. An AI would be able to develop drastically more efficient systems of energy production with ease. Finally AI most likely wouldn't even contain itself to earth and instead spread out and travel the universe. What the driver will be behind an AI's action is unknown but it probably won't be profit
  • Yea, death will happen eventually no matter what, and if it is time to get replaced for a smarter purpose, whats wrong with it?
  • @RufusMassey

    Perhaps even death will become a thing of the past. Some believe that by the year 2050, the entire contents of our brains can be uploaded to the cloud. Every memory, and every emotion tied to said memories. All we would need is a mechanical body. Or, maybe we wouldn't even need a body, maybe our entire life will take place inside the computer.
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