“Steve Wozniak foresees a world far in the future controlled by artificial intelligence,” Teena Hammond reports for TechRepublic. “This used to scare him, but after reasoning his way through it in a uniquely Woz way, he’s decided it will benefit humanity in the long run.”
“‘They’re going to be smarter than us and if they’re smarter than us then they’ll realize they need us,’ Wozniak told the audience of 2,500 people today at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, as part of the Freescale Technology Forum 2015, which runs June 22-25,” Hammond reports. “Wozniak said he used to lie awake and worry about the concept. But he finally realized, ‘It’s actually going to turn out really good for humans. And it will be hundreds of years down the stream before they’d even have the ability. They’ll be so smart by then that they’ll know they have to keep nature, and humans are part of nature. So I got over my fear that we’d be replaced by computers. They’re going to help us. We’re at least the gods originally.'”
I want the Internet of Things. It does things for me. I don’t have to think. The Internet of Things, if it ever did want to take over the world, would send a message to the computers of today saying, ‘build us the Internet of Things, that’s what we need.’ It makes things nice for humans, so we want this. If it turned on us, it would surprise us. But we want to be the family pet and be taken care of all the time. — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak
Tons more, from Apple to Segway to Android and more, in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: We should be so lucky. 😉
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]