September 10, 2017

Well another week in the bag and what a week Hurricanes, North Korea and of course the Trumpster. Well I don’t really want to write about any of that stuff so I won’t; instead I want to write about Artificial intelligence and the end of the world. Two of the great minds out there Elon Musk and Steven Hawking have said the greatest threat to the future of mankind is Artificial Intelligence and I’m one of those people who happen to agree for a variety of reasons. I remember when the Terminator movies came out and everybody don’t worry that could never happen. This wasn’t the first movie about a computer taking over the world they had been making ever since the computer was invented. One of the closest to the Terminator films is Colossus the forbidden project from 1970. One common thing in these computers take over the world is the lack of human empathy or emotion in the computer. In most case it believes that the only way to save the planet is to kill off the human race. Well about the time of the first Terminator movie what was known as Bell labs in Whippany New Jersey developed a computer chip that could learn from its mistakes. This is actually how Sky Net in the Terminator movies starts its reign of terror. The two things about Artificial intelligence I don’t like are first it will replace humans in the work place so know what do we do with all these unemployed people. In case you doubt this take a look at what robotics has done to replace humans in such industries as Auto and Steele manufacturing. My second reason is that if we give an unfeeling electronic brain the ability to repair and replace itself it won’t take long for it to become what is referred to a sentient and at that point it will realize how self destructive humans really are and you know what happens next. In scientists minds the great desire to accomplish that which hasn’t been done yet can lead to serious miscalculations on what happens when you do accomplish it. Unforeseen consequences like what happens in the story of Frankenstein are not out of the question. Also our continued dependence on computers to more and more of what we consider mundane thought process’s will have a continuing effect of dumbing down the population. When was the last time you saw a waiter add up a check without a calculator. Well I’m going over and lay in front of the living room window and watch the rain drops till next time this is Flounder and Fats saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.


  1. valerie said

    very scary


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: