Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Why Do We Want Robots to Destroy Us So Badly?

In National Geographic Channel’s new futuristic series Year Million, scientists, theorists and science fiction creators grapple with how much artificial intelligence will help—or harm—humanity in the future. AI is already beating us at our own games, and as the show notes, even substituting as hotel staff. So are our fears of irrelevancy—which are time and again revealed in scifi films—really that unfounded? Why can’t we shake our fascination with bad robot movies, even if they scare the shit out of us in real life?
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