Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 1:17 pm
According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak the human race is making itself obsolete.
“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. 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…you don’t realize it’s happened until it’s there and I think that awareness of machines is getting very, very close and we’re getting close to where a machine will really understand you….My comment about the machines winning the war is partly a joke, but we’ve accidentally already put so much in place that we can’t get rid of from our lives. 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.”