Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.
Ever since I saw Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot, I’ve not been the same.
Involuntary shudders have assaulted me in public moments. I even threw my copy of “Atlas Shrugged” in the trash. It was too close to the truth.
These robots are beginning to shrug at us and we just stand and stare.
Then along came Elon Musk to make me feel worse.
On Sunday, he espied the footage of the backflipping metal creature on Twitter and was compelled to observe: “This is nothing. In a few years, that bot will move so fast you’ll need a strobe light to see it. Sweet dreams…”
Musk has repeatedlyof the uncontrolled progress of artificial intelligence.
He’s begged politicians. Before, presumably, the bots move so fast that the politicians won’t even see them. Which, looking at the current Congress, wouldn’t take much speed at all.
I’m especially perturbed by Musk’s suggestion that the age of the lightning-fast robot is so close at hand.
It’s bad enough listening to the likes of Google director of engineering Ray Kurzweilthat by 2030 we’ll be robot hybrids.
But if we now have to prepare for backflipping robots who’ll run rings around us without us even being able to see the rings, I’m ready to give up.
It almost makes me want to get on the side of the robots now and join the insane AI church known as the.
Wait, though. We can unplug these robots, can’t we? We can control their speeds, so that we can at least view their gymnastics and offer them a 5.9, can’t we?
Or will they override our wishes? Without us even seeing it happen, that is.
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