I have facebook contacts that seriously promote a flat earth...
... held up by 4 elephants...
Nono, an omnipotent, omniscient being having always existed makes more sense than the universe not existing and then suddenly popping into existence.
Things suddenly pop into existence all the time. It's how Hawking radiation works.
What will happen to you programmers when the code programs itself?
lol. I write software for industrial machinery. Given the level of complexity of the software necessary to move objects through space in real time, I really doubt an AI will be taking over my job any time soon. It's not only the complexity of the tasks, but it's the complexity of decades worth of software written in a variety of languages on a variety of platforms. I bet you're saying, "Scrap the old software and let the AI build it from scratch." The AI would need a requirements document, and just getting the requirements document into a form that would be comprehensible to an intelligent human unfamiliar with our machinery would take at least a year of work. I'm sure someday AI will be able to write software superior to humans, and believe me, there's a lot of crappy software out there that needs to be replaced, but writing software to drive a car is a hell of a lot harder than driving a car.
Jesus Christ. Please never reference the film version of "I, Robot" ever again.
The movie version of Dr. Susan Calvin was somewhat more attractive than the one I pictured reading the book.
I think Bill Gates is a prick and his opinion on anything doesn't mean shit. It's okay with him if AI's take over peoples jobs, he doesn't have to worry about feeding his family when he can't get a job because AI's/robots are doing all the jobs you can get.
Bill will only have no worries if the AIs decide that money has value.
I'm surprised about Fury Road; I would have gone for The Martian. Dystopias are still in fashion, I guess.
I would call it more post-apocalyptic than dystopian.
"Love may fail, but courtesy will previal." -- A Kurt Vonnegut fan