I love these futurists, especially the older ones, who won’t be alive if they’re proven wrong. They take a specific & build a conclusion with constructed logic. If they were mostly right, we’d all be in private air cars or portable airplanes now, flying to & from the grocer & our usual personal communication would via video phone. Oh, & we’d be suffering from a new ice age.
The reality is somewhere way below their expectations & conspiracy-laden paranoia. Obviously, advancements in intelligence will result in it being used to run our appliances & schedule our doggy poop pickup times. We might even have some fine robots to clean the toilet & take care of the brats when they cry. AI will most certainly be used, in a century, as a client between ourselves & our technologies.
Humans are strange creatures. We don’t like competition. It’s always, always, always relegated to servitude, slavery or extinction. This has been shown over & over again, century after century. Why, people in their rush to the grave want to think we are actually capable of replacement, is beyond me. What these doomsayers truly are, are lame poets. Playing a sad tune. Cue the violins.
As the tools in our lives become more complicated, AI will be used to coordinate it, as liaison. Even as calculators, PC’s & simple remote control devices coordinate the technologies we are within & without. The difference in the future will be that AI will listen to, calculate & anticipate our needs. Making the less than intelligent very comfortable & the rest of the population freer to create, research, work & advance toward the far off inevitability of ascension to another state of existence.
Oops! Am I revealed as yet another futurist? Perhaps. However; I prefer to remain grounded in real time logic & the human experience.