Why the future doesn’t need us


“Our most powerful 21st-century technologies – robotics, genetic engineering, and nanotech – are threatening to make humans an endangered species.”

It has been nine years since Bill Joy, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, wrote this eye-opening article about the future. He paints a potentially dark picture of what technology might bring to humans. Much like the “Skynet” scenario in Terminator, or the “Butlerian Jihad” in the Dune series, Joy describes a world where artificial intelligence might dominate over “real” intelligence.

Read the article for yourself and see if we are getting closer to this distopia or is Bill off his rocker?

Why the future doesn’t need us


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