Rant #1 Unintelligent machines


Ok. Explain this to me if you would be so kind. Why would somebody pay a lot of money for something that continually causes problems and is unnecessary? Maybe I am going crazy, but I am at least 90% sure that people spend a crap ton of money on stuff that causes problems. Take the xbox 360 for example. Back in 2009 there was a major problem where thousands of players experienced the console shutting down randomly and red lights appear on their xbox. This effect was so called the “Red Ring of Death”. Consumers all across the globe experienced this problem and many panicked. Basically armageddon occurred in the console gaming world.

This wasn’t the only case in which technology has betrayed us. We basically throw money at these machines and expect them to work one hundred percent of the time. We can’t expect these machines, that us as human beings program to be able to do everything, nor should we trust technology that can. Surely you all have seen those films where technology takes over the world. This is essentially what I am trying to prevent. The moment we let technology do stuff for us a little too much, we become too lazy to take it back.

Society as a whole is so lazy we build machines to build other machines. Now let’s think about what happened in the late 90’s. Most of you are too young to remember Y2K, but in the years leading up to 2000, basically everyone thought that on New Year’s Day 2000, all of the technology would revolt and kill everyone else. Obviously, humans are too stubborn to change that, so people have already predicted that more mass panic will ensue later on when “technology will rise up,” and everyone will fall for it again.

Here is my point. We have made these machines to do what WE want. They won’t do anything we tell them not to do, so if we create machines that will conquer the world, it will be our fault. It will be the entire world’s fault for being so lazy as to need something to do so much stuff for us they will basically become automatons. If society falls, it is society’s fault.

by: Connor Sandall


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