Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hidden dangers of ambient intelligence

This illustration shows my feelings for the development of ambient intelligence; our world more and more becomes filled with technology, which in this century will more and more start interconnecting, forming one global artificially intelligent organism, maintaining humanity's behavior in a sense. I truly believe that electronical organisms will arise that are in a way much more intelligent than people, can have feelings and even become 'evil', as many would call it. I do not think this is a bad development, but one necessary if humanity wants to ensure a sustainable interaction with the universe, which will especially in this century be a challenging task! We just need to cooperate with technology, and perhaps even evolve beyond our carbon-based bodies (hello genetic engineering!). In case you did not notice: I am a technologist, not a humanist.

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