It has been quite sometime when the first microprocessor was invented which could be programmed. It’s successors were all advancements to the original muP with superior functionalities and smaller size. But now we have gone a step further where the algorithm is linked and looped in such a way that the processor can think. In layman terms the processor can program itself. Isn’t that amazing? But that’s not the question, the question is whether my processor will out smart me?
I may be discussing a topic which has been discussed on many forums and platforms by people who are far more qualified to talk on the issue. I am not saying anything new, rather I’m trying to say it differently.
Since the advent of smart phones, I’ve come across very few people who use it smartly. Majority of them either use it for utter waste of time or keep cursing that time is wasted. So finally who is smarter? Some may say that man created the computer and not the other way around, but you aren’t that man. Food for thought.
Let’s make things bizarre, if God created man, he also created other creatures who are hardwired with their program. The programming may be comprehensive but it’s limited. On the other hand, man is also programmed but he has the ability to think, can exercise free will or has intelligence. Huge parts of code which either loops or is open ended to be altered with situation. And with this ability we are doing an amazing job in creating chaos. Perhaps some of us are trying to organize though.
Now imagine a processor starts behaving in such a manner, it’s getting all sci-fi, creates and procreates, upgrades and adapts to it’s needs which are the worst possibilities. But my concern is a little different, this artificial intelligence will further degrade the natural ability of common man to think. Just like we don’t remember any phone numbers now, we may not take the trouble to think. Rather we may be puppets to the instructions of these machines. We may end up being so dependent that the ability of decision making will be lost. There might be a time when there is direct proportionality to the dumbness of common man with the intelligence of machines.
We may end up in a world where artificial is intelligent and natural is dumb…