Killer robots aren’t as scary as the ones that make our lives easier

If sentient robots take over the planet, it won’t be killer machines that destroy mankind. It’ll be the machines we designed to make our lives easier. If we’re lucky, they might just take pity on us. We’re a generally sad and self-destructive species with most of us likely to suffer from some form of physical, mental, or emotional malady before we eventually expire. This expiration is, perhaps, the crux of the problem. Because of it, our brains are inherently flawed neural networks. They have a primary governing rule called “stay alive” that’s completely at odds with the physical limitations of…

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