With the new Terminator film trailer and Stephen Hawking’s dire predictions for AI, mankind’s terrible doom at the hands of robots is back in the headlines. But rather than killer robots, the most likely humans lose scenario from the new tech revolution is economic doom….
Controversial Sci-Fi / horror film ‘Demon Seed’ was released 37 years ago. Noteworthy for the ‘Humans Lose’ scenario it paints following the point at which our technology becomes more intelligent than us.
Forget the media focus on Amazon’s promised new ‘delivery drones’. The biggest threat to us isn’t these little drones growing up into Terminator style killers to hunt us down. The more likely and imminent threat they represent is an economic one.
I, Robot, written by Issac Asimov is a rare book, the ideas and concepts it put forward influenced both science fiction and real science and the development of robotics. This anniversary gives us an opportunity to think about it.