Reading Response to article Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us

The article Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us in Bill Joy magazine is truly a fright to the human race. The imagination that the human race shall gradually be partially or fully be integrated into actions of the developed technology surely raises concern about the destiny of human beings. The complete handing over of machines to make key decisions or perform certain key functions currently handled by human beings would be the greatest fallacy of our time and the awaiting future. The reason is simple; it would imply that human fate would solely rely on the hands of a few individual who engineer the technologies so that whatever the new advanced technologies does is practically the decisions made by the chief founders and engineers of such technologies.

Practically speaking, there is no technology that can be developed that surpasses its menders understanding on how it operates. Therefore, the argument that the technologies shall have advanced in making key decision that humans cannot understand is completely ruled out. Technology is appreciated for its immense contributions and easement of human life. However, going this far with technology is bound to doom the human generation. In other words, one would argue that the world political systems shall be placed in the hands of the technicians so that they will be in complete control of running of economies.

This move is will be extremely dangerous for simple reasons of selfish interests. If the future finds selfish personalities in this sector, then it could imply that humans will be eliminated as much as they wish leading to extinction. But if they should be considerate enough, then humans will survive with the technological advances meant to just better human stay. Therefore, from a personal opinion, these technological gurus should just be regulated from the word go so that the world does not face the challenge of human extinction in future.

 

Reference

WIRED, Why, and Why Us. “Why The Future Doesn’T Need Us”. WIRED. N.p., 2016. Web. 1 Feb. 2016.