CNN Future Summit forum
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"Heaven or hell: will technology destroy humanity or turn us into superhumans?"
I think super humans is a viable idea.But it should be for the betterment of the humanity if not it would be hell for sure.Imagine what if one human could laod any sort of program to him and act to the situation.At the end there would be a war between people who can affoard better technology (high speed processing and memeory)and thoese who cant afford it.
The Singularity Approaches, or is it already here? How would we know?
So in the future poor people won't get jobs because they can't pay for their upgrades? Superhumans?! Money can put you above our nature given equality? Such power will be abused just like nuclear power
Technology won't turn us into anything different to what we are now. As we do now, my kids kids will look back how we lived and wonder how we got along without whatever gadget there using in the future. We have adapted, so will generations to come. As it is now, the future will be either heaven or hell or sometimes both.
In order to answer that question, perhaps it would be better to ask has technology destroyed us to date, or are we better humans? Technology is just improvements on the humble stick by which chimps extract termites: it's just a tool. We are the users, and what we do with it matters most.
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