I came across this question that “Can/Will the technology redesign itself and take off on its own?” Well, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking strongly think it can! But there are many others who think the exact opposite and, more so, in an optimistic light. What the advent of computers did (A lot of good!) to the 20th century, machine intelligence will do a lot more than that to the 21st century and that too in thrilling ways. Al Gore and Jeff Hawkins are two of the biggest proponents of this idea. Innovation is breaking boundaries with mind-blowing implications at lightening speeds that are, yet, accelerating by the minute. “Automation Technologies” have so much latent potential that comparing them with the Humanization concept would not be a far cry from the near-future possible reality. AI available on versatile platforms, complex Quantum Computing, Computer Interfaces mimicking consciousness are all a bunch of good news subtly bordering on the Utopian premise for the planet Earth. Technology is redefining the work by connecting the people by bringing and merging the Social landscape into the Mobile, creating a smarter workforce and reinventing the education with a wider and a deeper reach. The brink of the awesome change the wave of technology has brought to us can sure make us more human, more caring, intelligent and supportive to people and the environment around us. Yes, one can argue that stakes are the highest, a flip-side of technology, being on the brink of such a change but isn’t humanity all about embracing the change and coming around to the ideas that don’t make a lot of sense to us right now? We would still be cavemen if it were not true. I feel the dystopian ideas hurled at us in movies like “Transformers” are more of warnings to exercise care while juggling with the technology. I don’t consider such ideas to be predictions of any kind.
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