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I know I'm not the only one thinking about this.
There are TV shows, films, documentaries, studies and conspiracy theories aplenty about it wafting around out there.
Literally and virtually, everyone is wondering to what extent Artificial Intelligence (AI) will ultimately evolve -- and when computers will stop becoming the understudy and take over the starring role in life on the third rock.
On the one hand, think of the positives. I mean, we already have cars that drive and park themselves; houses that heat, cool, light and lock themselves; vacuums that clean the floors of empty houses. We can see strangers on our porches from 150,000 miles away. We can track our family members via their cell phone signals. (Safety or intrusion? Fine line. I digress.) Also, technology has clearly improved to the point of life-saving in terms of medical advancements: think earlier disease detection; better treatment options; powerful preventative measures, etc.
It's obvious that droids make life on earth for the humans easier, better, and arguably much more enjoyable and full, at least, in many instances. Sure, if properly cared for and programmed, they live indefinitely and make very few errors. Yes, they streamline many processes and expedite tons of experiences. They enable us to go far, far into space and deep, deep into the earth and seas. And on and on.
But the thing of it is, is: they ain't people, yo.
And it's the human element in this AI equation that can never be replaced. We made it in the first place; hello? Without us to monitor, temper, regulate, and maintain (not to mention fund) this gem of concept -- it ceases to exist.
The biggest reason AI needs to stay second fiddle to the homosapiens? The empathy factor. AI regards humanity as a product line ... a commodity, whereas the people of earth think of humanity as -- you know, the people of earth.
AI might be able to keep you safe, warm, comfy and even tuck you in at night; but it'll never be able to cradle you softly, wipe off your tears, and chase away your bad dreams. At least, not without an actual person orchestrating the process, a'ight? Take comfort peeps, AI can't do squat without us. BAM!
And remember, we, too have a caretaker up there --- the same someone who gave us the I to create the AI. And we sure enough can't run it --or anything else-- without Him, Capisce? #HaveFaith #Believe #PeopleAreBetterThanComputers #Love #Pray #Peace