Why Technological Intelligence Will Supplant Humans

Many technophobes, and people, believe that technology will supplant humans because it will be more capable or powerful than humans. I believe that there is another, more likely but, less obvious reason for such a transition.

Technology is far more dependable and less subjective than humans- therefore we might actually choose it over people.

Let me explain..

Humans associate with other humans to satisfy needs and desires. If what was once done by a unreliable, moody and marginally competent human can be done far more reliably, better and with less bullshit by a machine- would you still prefer a human?

Here are a few examples-

You want to see a hot naked girl with a particular set of looks and attributes. Is it more efficient to search for high-res photos/ movies of her OR find one like that and get her to strip? If your eyes cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is virtual- does it still matter?

Most of us eat foods that were either made by a machine in a factory or one at home. In previous eras, these products (ice-cream, bread, pasta, frozen chicken breasts, pre-cut steaks) were made by hand. But do we care?

If you want to find information on any subject- would you use the internet or talk to someone who might know? Who is likely to be more timely, objective and accurate- man or machine?

In summary: if humans could get the same product or service from a machine, we would always prefer interacting with it over other humans.

Comments?

  1. April 16, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    D.A. –

    I knew that sooner or later you & I would just have to agree on something. There are mathmatical odds involved.

    You subject today is one of my favorites, and I believe there is no question we humans are in for a serious jolt.

    If you haven’t already, I encourage you and your guests to take a peek at what this fellow has to say:

    Ray Kurzweil

    http://www.kurzweilai.net/

    And then, with this in mind, watch this:

    And just think what this one will be like after, oh, 20 years of upgrades:

    The haves and the have nots will be divided by a whole lot more than money. And we’ll have crimes like, “Robot Abuse” and “Bot-napping.”

    Of course, on the bright side, maybe racism will be altered forever, and replaced by Bot’ism. Employment opportunities for humans? Forget it. Why would anybody hire a creature that gets pissy; wears out and only speaks one language?

  1. April 24, 2011 at 1:58 am

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