Thursday, October 4, 2007

Why the Future doesn't need us


1. Do you think that our reliance on machines will inevitably lead to complete reliance? Do you agree that we will become reliant on machines to the extent that the article states? ("People won't be able to just turn the machines off, because they will be so dependent on them that turning them off would amount to suicide. ")

2. Which one do you fear is more dangerous for humanity, human control over machines, or completely concious machines?

3. I disagree with the article when it refers to what humans will do with the power they control. (end of last parag. )I believe that their sense of humanity will overpower their hunger for power. What do you think?

4. The word "utopia" generally has a positive connotation, but from this article and those you have read prior, is a perfect utopian society even possible without the inevitable outcome of those predicted by Orwell, Asimov or the author from "Wired"?

5. Do you think that George Orwell would agree with this "Wired" author?

6. If what the article predicts does come true in the future and machines do take over, do you believe humans would have unconciously handed over their rights willingly or would they have been forced? Which one occured in 1984?

7.In your opinion, are any of these scenerios going to actually occur in our future, or are they simply scenerios creative of sci-fi geeks with too much time on their hands?

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