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According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — maybe robots will have human pets.

Last week Wozniak painted a picture of the future that's, well, not very inspiring, let's say: "We're already
creating the superior beings, I think we lost the battle to the machines long ago. We're going to become
the pets, the dogs of the house."

The co-founder of Apple pointed out that we gladly hand over the work we do to machines. In his own
lifetime, Wozniak doesn't think it's outrageous that he'll see an artificial intelligence as complex and
smart as a human's.

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/06/apple-co-founde.php

Do you agree with Woz?

What are you personally doing to prevent the robot takeover?

A. Reading blogs dedicated to preventing a bad outcome for humans.

B. Reading fiction about humans with no robots mentioned.

C. Watching the Comedy Channel.

D. Using other means to distract my mind from the obvious fact that the robots are taking over.

E. It couldn't be true because it wasn't part of what I planned to have happen in my life.

F. Someone else is supposed to take care of such problems.

G. I attend church where the orientation is so far in ancient history that the subject could not ever really
be addressed. After all, robots aren't mentioned in the Bible.

H. I am into positive thinking and robots are a downer that I must avoid considering.

I. I would say good riddance to wage slavery and all of the inequities that come with! Why would anyone
wish to cling to these, except for the sake of being reactionary?

J. The British Government has already prepared for it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6200005.stm

K. I look at Robots vs. Humans as a large video game and I am rooting for the humans to win.

L. Since I have never personally met a robot that seemed at all intelligent or sentient, I think that it safe
to assume that no such robot will ever exist. I once also knew that there would never be a flat screen TV.

M. I must keep a positive attitude. 90% of humans believe that they are above average drivers and they
are correct in their views. Robots would never make a statement like that.




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On DVICE and other tech blogs, we're all always speculating which robot will emerge as the first real
automated servant. According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, maybe we've got that backwards —
maybe it's the robots who will have human pets.

Speaking before a tech-minded crowd late last week, Wozniak painted a picture of the future that's, well,
not very inspiring, let's say: "We're already creating the superior beings, I think we lost the battle to the
machines long ago. We're going to become the pets, the dogs of the house."

Wozniak wasn't just flying off the handle when he said this. The co-founder of Apple and hacker hero
tempered the claim by pointing out that we gladly hand over the work we do to machines. In his own
lifetime, Wozniak doesn't think it's outrageous that he'll see an artificial intelligence as complex and
smart as a human's.

Says Woz:

    "Every time we create new technology we're creating stuff to do the work we used to do and we're
    making ourselves less meaningful, less relevant. Why are we going to need ourselves so much in
    the future? We're just going to have the easy life… Once we have machines doing our high-level
    thinking, there's so little need for ourselves and you can't ever undo it — you can never turn them
    off."

It's interesting to think about: just how smart will robots and artificial intelligence get? Will an AI one day
be entirely responsible for a medical breakthrough, from discovery to implementation? For the next big
killer feature in a smartphone? For creating a beloved work of art? Will robots be advanced enough to
fight for their own equal rights? Advanced technology is already an integral part of all those things.

We'd all love for a robot to be able to wash and fold our clothes or fetch us a beer. It will be one cruel
joke indeed if it's our progeny still doing that, but for a robot. Then again, maybe that's just my horrible
21st century bias speaking."



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