Fandango’s Provocative Question #47


FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

There is a controversial concept wrapped around technological advancements called “technological singularity.”FDA6DCE0-1BC0-4605-856A-036827FDF863It’s a hypothetical future point in time when technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

So my provocative question for you this week is this:

Do you think the singularity will occur? If so, what time frame do you think it will happen in and how will it impact humanity? Alternatively, do you think or care at all about the potential for reaching singularity?

My response;

If I link this question of yours with a previous one, that is there something new under the sun or everything has already been discovered and invented, it would be evident that;

a) Humans and human intelligence are growing every day.

b) Humans are the ones running things around here not the computers.

c) Machines have limitations. They cannot and do not possess independent thought and are not capable of acting on their own.

Now if we see the technological advances in today’s world, all the technology which has pervaded into our lives are being controlled by humans. If Facebook is collecting data on all or most of its users, it is because humans have found it lucrative to do so so that they can sell it to the highest bidder. If all our Google activity is monitored so that we are bombarded by ads to sell more, that is also done and controlled by humans.

The machines and computer technology are growing but it won’t outgrow the human brain. It will always be controlled by humans. There will be no AI that will hold the human race hostage.( As per the new Terminator movie)

Having said that, there is no guarantee that greedy humans won’t try to use these machines to take over our lives, at least commercially. We have to be aware of greedy and grabbing people rather than machines.



22 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #47

  1. Do you remember when, 22 years ago, an IBM computer, “Deep Blue” (aka Watson) beat the world’s top chess player in a game of chess? Deep Blue made history as the first computer to beat a world champion in a six-game match under standard time controls. So, your comment that “there will be no AI that will hold the human race hostage” may not hold up much longer.

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