Yesterday, while walking through the car park of my local retail park, a lamp post shouted out to me to make sure I lock my car. It sparked a some what revelationary thought, jobs and activities that used to be undertaken by humans (or not at all) are now being performed in a way that benefits us. The interesting thing is here, that the response from each human is roughly the same. At what point do we become interchangable with robots? I know that sounds ridiculous, but think about it – RepRap can now replicate itself, we have AI that can change it’s own coding for the purpose of becoming more efficient, or running society?
The end of this situation is likely to have been predicted in the good old film war games from back in the day. The machines will realise the only way to win ‘life’ is not to ‘play’.
Hugely exaggerated sci-fi maybe, but ultimately not as impossible as it may be first assumed.