Originally Posted by KANGA5KHAN123
I think this revelation solves the entire debate for me...and so I for one welcome our new robot overlords. Hahahaha
is the elephant in the room for me, that I only circled around instead of tackling head on because my position is already viewed as a reach (not that I'm not used to it, as I pride myself in going for the big picture...
I know you're joking, but... we are being replaced. Technology has matured to the point of doing many things better than us, like braking without lockup or putting HP on the ground without spin. Auto trannies, once seen as reserved for the lazy and the inept, are now shifting faster than manuals and embraced by racers. As we are fast approaching the Convergence (look it up), the student is getting to surpass the master. Beating us at chess was just a warm-up.
is undeniable, as much as there are still battlegrounds here and there, like the arts fields (for now). But is it what we want
? The title of the thread specifically mentioned 'dislike', after all.
Last night thinking about this thread I wondered how the techies would feel if their women came to be satisfied better than they ever could by machines (not to be crude, but maybe making it personal will drive it home - pun intended). Should they give up and surrender their husbandly duties to a technology 'superior' to anything biology can muster? Oh, wait, to quote Bill Burr, "I think we already accidentally did that!".
Well, guess what, I also enjoy braking, and accelerating, and feeling in control and empowered by a car, instead of driven by it. It's slowly and incrementally taken away, and you guys stating that computers 'do it better' are asking for it while manufacturers are happy to oblige (they, their commercial partners, and Big Brother all benefit from this).
Seriously, what I'm saying is that just because we can do it, it doesn't mean we should. We are led by the nose into a world of complete dependence. Besides the job losses already mentioned, and a few geniuses and artists that may
always be needed, even as circus freaks, what kind of future are the majority of us looking at? I've read that some people think that 6 Billion+ people, unneeded for anything anymore, will just be plugged into a virtual life of constant entertainment, Matrix-style. Unless they can be put to use to power all the machines needed for that 'utopia', I don't see that happening. We are driving ourselves, one invention after another and apparently willingly, into obsolescence and subjugation.
So you say push button, I say tip of the iceberg. Now where's my tinfoil hat?!