Developing technology is the ‘Black Mirror’ to our reality

Source: Artificial Intelligence on Medium

An Oxford University study, claims as many as 47 percent of all jobs are likely to be eliminated by technology within the next 20 years. In a 2017 interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk described artificial intelligence as “the greatest risk we face as a civilization … and I think people should be really concerned about it.”

If the experts are concerned, shouldn’t we be?

MIT says that while the cheetahs may be physically impressive, they lack overall intelligence. For now.

Give them another decade and these demi-robots will have intuitive capabilities to sense human activity through thermal detection and house DNA recognition capabilities — just like we saw in 2002 film “Minority Report.”

When I read this type of news, I wonder if we are just apathetic to the cause? How is society able to sit back in an awestruck daze?

This cutting-edge technology not only compromises our privacy but our sense of humanity and is paving the way to eliminate our jobs. Are we just mindless drones spellbound by the latest gadgets that we can’t see how it has totally overtaken our reality?

I’ve grown tired of the constant reminder that my web activity is tracked through the taxing chore of having to “accept cookies” to continue viewing a webpage. Moreover, the fact that I can’t scroll through a page without blaring ads that take up the entirety of my screen. It’s annoying but, more importantly, damn intrusive.

We continue to give Facebook a pass at their continual misuse of our privacy, Gayle King called out the Adam Mosseri, the CEO of Instagram, saying she’s convinced the social platform is listening to our conversations. Twitter is no angel as they’ve come under scrutiny for their data collection methods. That doesn’t even scratch the surface with all the other privacy infringements and lack of social responsibility by big tech. A recent New York Times article finds through investigation that child pornography “runs rampant, while tech companies look the other way.” These companies lack social ethics and perpetuate our growing issues.