Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem (businessinsider.com)

schwit1 writes: An estimate for when when machine intelligence will outmatch not only your own intelligence, but the world's combined human intelligence will happen in the 2040-2045 timeframe.

"By the end of this century," he continued, "most of the human race will have become cyborgs [part human, part tech or machine]. The allure will be immortality. Machines will make breakthroughs in medical technology, most of the human race will have more leisure time, and we'll think we've never had it better. The concern I'm raising is that the machines will view us as an unpredictable and dangerous species."

Machines will become self-conscious and have the capabilities to protect themselves. They "might view us the same way we view harmful insects." Humans are a species that "is unstable, creates wars, has weapons to wipe out the world twice over, and makes computer viruses." Hardly an appealing roommate.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

Comments Filter:

Trying to be happy is like trying to build a machine for which the only specification is that it should run noiselessly.

Working...