Humans vs. Robots - Cyborg & Post human
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” — Albert Einstein
We are at a crucial time in history. Before the digital age was upon us, not much changed year to year. Now, technology changes every day. As soon as machines were created, it started building on itself and began advancing very quickly. We as humans have become so attached to technology that we cannot be separated from it. It has made us who we are. Machines will eventually advance so much, that they will be able to make all of their own decisions, they will no longer need humans. In “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us” by Bill Joy it states, “As society and the problems that face it become more and more complex and machines become more and more intelligent, people will let machines make more of their decisions for them, simply because machine-made decisions will bring better results than man-made ones.” Robots are already being made to look exactly like humans. Soon, they will start working as functional members of society. They will become teachers, grocery baggers, tour guides, etc.
Eventually, we will reach a time when robots become so intelligent that they will surpass the knowledge of humans. If this happens, what would stop them from taking over and creating a new world that no longer needs the human race? There will come a time when we can no longer turn machines off because we will no longer know how to. In Haraway’s manifesto, it suggests that we must move beyond the human in order to progress. The only problem with this is, when will that line be crossed when humans are no longer in charge.