January 15, 2018
As the capabilities of robots and AI continues to grow, a leading scientist has warned that the machine takeover will lead mankind into a ‘hellish dystopia’.
Dr Subhash Kak, a computing expert at Oklahoma University, says employment provides people with a sense of self-worth and value.
He believes this self-worth will be lost as robots take control, leading humans into a life of ‘meaningless’ misery.
He claims the US opioid addiction and the rise of extremist groups are an early omen of a dystopian future.
Dr Kak, a professor of electrical and computer engineering told the Daily Star Online: ‘The beginnings of the dystopia are already there.
‘There will be massive unemployment. People want to be useful and work provides meaning, and so the world will sink into despair.’
This article was posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9:45 am