Cassie Langstraat wrote:I guess I am not really scared of robots taking over the world, although I'm not saying the thought didn't cross my mind. It's more about the fact that it feels like the idea of factories building themselves sort of takes away the need for any humans. That kind of scares me.
I enjoy seeing technical innovation.
This puts the small inventor on a more level playing field.
The idea that machines will take over is the realm of science fiction.
Industry and agriculture are huge polluters.
Technology can be used to solve problems and to repair some of the damage that industry has caused.
Dale Hodgins wrote:The idea that machines will take over is the realm of science fiction.
Player Piano, author Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, was published in 1952. It is a dystopia of automation, describing the dereliction it causes in the quality of life. The story takes place in a near-future society that is almost totally mechanized, eliminating the need for human laborers. This widespread mechanization creates conflict between the wealthy upper class—the engineers and managers who keep society running—and the lower class, whose skills and purpose in society have been replaced by machines.