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One of such films is Irobot, the Sci-Fi movie that that starred Will Smith as the main character.
While most of the populace seemed comfortable with the development, Smith was horrified.
The future Irobot movie tried to depict is already here with us
Granted that machines have not overrun our cities, yet, like in the scale portrayed in the movie, but if policies, feelers and actions going on both behind the scenes and indiscreetly are anything to go by, then people with the same mindset like Will Smith in Irobot should be worried or maybe stating it more appropriately; should indeed be alarmed.
It’s an obvious truism that we will not likely wake up suddenly in a flash to behold the scenery as depicted in Irobot but the fact still remains that will be seeing them in a piecemeal fashion seeping into our homes, offices, streets and virtually everywhere until their population, both software and hardware will start outnumbering some ethnicities.
This is already beginning to happen, from the voice enabled personal assistants in the mold of Siri and Alexa, to the fundamental technologies like behavioral algorithms and the self driven cars.
One major reason why this speculation looks far more realistic than otherwise is the fact that technology is highly progressive and just like the nuclear arms race, most advanced countries will compete with each other on who will have or produce the most sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Already, almost every country of the world today, whether advanced, developing or under developed is suffering from high rate of unemployment, and with the coming of AI, it promises to become worse.
A good example of how AI is displacing humans is the banking sector. The arrival of automated teller machines ATM ultimately led to a lot of retrenchment when many bank workers suddenly became redundant.
We can only wait and watch with baited breaths because the future promises to be very interesting.