The machines are taking over and there is not a thing you can do about it. You might think that is an exaggeration, but unfortunately it’s true. I’m definitely not saying they are going to take control of the planet, so you don’t need to get too excited just yet, but they will take over a lot of things us humans do at the moment. This is a good thing depending on how you look at it, but it can be a bad thing too because it means we are replaceable.
How would you react if someone didn’t need you anymore because they could buy a piece of machinery to use in your place? Would you still have a job, or would you have to find another way to earn money? Would your family still rely on you, or could they get help from a robot when they needed assistance? We’re going to look at some of the ways machines are taking over and you can decide for yourself whether it’s a good thing or not.
Are Machines Ready to Replace Us
Letting one operate on you
Apparently you don’t even need to go to medical school these days if you want to operate on somebody. You just need to be a specially designed robot that can perform life-saving operations. Would you let a robot carry out a complicated medical procedure on you? We’re not talking about putting on a cast here. We’re talking about opening you up and playing around with your beating heart and other organs. At least human error can be taken out of the equation.
Buy your own lover
This is going to help a lot of people who can’t find a girlfriend, but it definitely shouldn’t become a mainstream thing because it’s a little weird. Some people own sex dolls at the moment, but the ones they’re releasing in the future will come with built-in artificial intelligence. I don’t know whether or not they will be able to grab you a beer from the fridge, but they’ll know the right things to say when you’re lying down having a bit of pillow talk.
Creating music and art
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Computers can already compose music at the moment. Do you really think they will be able to come up with timeless classics that will change the way we look at music? They can also scan a photo and draw a replica faster than any human artist ever could, but can they come up with paintings that would give Picasso and van Gogh a run for their money? Just because it’s unlikely at the moment doesn’t mean it won’t happen in a few years.
Dropping bombs around the world
You’ve probably seen a lot of stuff on the news about drones lately, but right now they only fly on their own. They don’t attack targets on their own and they most definitely don’t choose which targets to attack. That might be the way they are heading, so we will be able to fight our wars with nothing but machines. This might not seem like such a bad thing to you, but I don’t think other people around the world will be very happy.
Exploring outer space
We’ll be lucky if there are any more manned missions into outer space because it’s much easier to send a robot. There is also a limit to how far we can go, so we have to find something that is suitable to go in our place. Instead of watching a human taking a giant leap for mankind you will see a little machine roaming around the ground taking rock samples and conducting experiments in its internal laboratory. It’s got to suck if you wanted to be an astronaut as a child.
Can you think of anything else?
Maybe we’ll get to sit around relaxing in a few years while the machines do everything for us. They can be our servants before they decide to conspire against us. I’m sure you will know of a few other ways they are going to replace us, so why don’t you mention them in the comments below.
Author Bio: Today’s feature writer, Jim Davis, is an employee at the Artec Group, a team of experts having extensive experience in capturing and processing 3D surfaces. His hobbies include photography and stamp collection. Visit www.artec3d.com/ to know more about his company.