We have been warned…

Are we fucking stupid? In pop culture (science fiction mainly) mankind create robots, androids, cyborgs and advanced A.I programs usually with the noble intention of advancing mankind and bettering the race as a whole, nine times out of ten it never works out that way.

We will construct these technological marvels and for a time everything will run smoothly but eventually the machines will turn on their creators and become hellbent on the destruction of the human race or generally just have an interest in killing anything fleshy.

Cyberdyne (company from the  Terminator franchise responsible for the Skynet A.I system), a company in Japan has started developing exo-skeleton suits called “Hybrid Assistive Limb” or simply abbreviated to HAL (HAL9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey anyone?) and the British have their Skynet (again, Terminator) Satellite program.  So I ask again, are we fucking stupid?!

I can only think that these films (and there are many) serve as a foreshadowing of what’s to come if we become complacent or too sure of ourselves, eventually (and I do believe that it will be out of our grasp for a good number of decades) we will create the thinking machine and don’t you think that if they are designed to mimic the human mind that they wouldn’t want the same thing that we do?  Or at the very least rename the fucking things, ‘Sunny Muffins Satellite Defense Network’ sounds much less ominous.