Rik's Ramblings

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Whichever way you look at it ... we're fucked!


You might worry, these days, about the human race wiping itself out with a nuke from North Korea. Or maybe you expect us to bleach the planet through climate change - and hence bring about the extinction of the human race along with all other life.

However, let's imagine we don't do those things and we continue to thrive and advance. Well if that happens we're doomed anyway.



TED Radio Hour

That's right, we basically become zoo animals. Of course, if the robots are as selfish as we are, we'll probably share the fate of wolves, orcas, sharks, or lions. The robot overlords might, quite logically, decide we're too much of a competitor for scarce resources and hunt us to extinction.