There have been many debates on the matter of combining human nature with advanced A.I, but there are a few reasons which are keeping people on edge. Here’s a look at three of the main arguments.
The Need For Greed
Whether it’s via upgrades or physical tech, the rich may gain the upper hand in “super human” capabilities. It may create a deeper bond of enslavement, and learning from the past, we should know there will always be people willing to exploit that opportunity.
People always want to be rich, and they want to separate themselves from everyone else and achieve more. The need for improved tech, might only lead to further greed.
Working For Upgrades?
Would the lesser developed countries be in need of more aid? Will they be left behind, creating further need for charities? Transhuman technology would have to affordable, but that alone won’t wipe out the need for charity. If people can’t afford food, they have no hope of purchasing the latest tech.
Our Lives In The “Hands” of Transhuman Technology
With the essence of humanity extinguished, the need to succeed and progress as an individual will all but evaporate, as we rely on technology to build on our personalities and needs, making our natural state irrelevant.
Many people think it’s a lost cause, created by those with overly ambitious and fictitious minds. Having arisen from the Science fiction scene, many people believe it’s just that. Something created with the sole purpose of restoring hope.
Some of these arguments are gradually becoming obsolete, as more people realize the good effects these types of transhuman technology can have for us all, especially with those who see no other option. The technologies we have now are impressive, but of course they come with their faults. Hackers are always ready to exploit weakness, re-calls are becoming more common, and we often find ourselves returning non fully functioning goods. Technology can have a hugely positive effect, but do we have too much trust in humanity to always do, and make the right thing?
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