When Machines Rule

Monday 14 July 2008

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Every year, computing machines become more powerful, a fact that hasn’t escaped the notice of anyone who occupies an office. Many experts now agree that within a few decades, your laptop will be smarter than you are. Not only that, but your computer will be in touch with its byte-busting brethren. When that happens, the machines will “wake up.”

But what takes place next? Can we stop the machines from turning us into protoplasmic peons in a world in which they are the top intellectual dogs?
Seth and Molly go to the Singularity Summit in San Francisco, and talk to some far-sighted humans who are preparing for the next generation of brainiacs – and they won’t be your offspring!


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