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Should We Fear The Rise Of The Robots?

Sander Duivestein
May 07, 2013

“In the Terminator series, John Connor and his mother fight to prevent Judgement Day, the moment when the computer system Skynet becomes self aware, decides humans are a threat and moves to wipe us out. In the real world, we have our own version of Judgement Day called the Singularity and many can’t wait for it to come.  Like in the Terminator, it is the moment when computers take over, but rather than killing us off, the machines enhance our capabilities. Some have called the Singularity a nerd rapture and its prophet is Ray Kurzweil, one of the world’s foremost experts onartificial intelligence and Google’s new Director of Engineering.  In his new position, he will direct a good portion of the company’s $6.7 billion R&D budget to making his vision come true.  Like it or not, science fiction is becoming science fact.” Very interesting article by Greg Satell. Read the complete article at the Forbes website.

About the author

Trend Watcher – New Media, Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses and society.


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