It’s complex speech about the relationship of human beings and machines. There are three myths we mostly hold in mind, Terminator Myth, Intelligence Myth and Superiority Myth. The three myths couldn’t be solved in the near future because we can’t turn back the clock or stop the time flowing.
Terminator Myth means machines will take people’s job and cut down their strings of climbing up to the top. Intelligence Myth implies computers will be capable of doing things human beings couldn’t. Superiority Myth is the overconfidence of people. In this speech, he tries to explain that we can only try to turn the pie bigger for everyone to get a slice because now human beings are on the track of letting machines complementing every area of our life.
It’s still controversial that human beings will be replaced by robots. For one, computers are built by human beings. It wouldn’t grown a brain out of nowhere. Even we Homo Sabians spent thousands and thousands of years to be as smart as we are now. Socrates might be smarter than us but without a lot of knowledge come up after generations, he is still a Philosopher. We admire his intelligence but it proves one genius like Eisenstein couldn’t come up with all those theories without others.
Human beings could never be smart alone, so the whole future of machines complementing our life is from a long line of scientists burning their lives until there isn’t any but ashes. If we do make a machine that could replace us, that would lead to another myth, Intelligence Myth.
Machines can search for more information within minutes. How can people beat it? However, all the them are made by men. Those data come from people’s intelligence itself. Without human beings, it couldn’t exist alone. Machines will become a part of our life. It couldn’t be avoided.
Why do people worry about them? It’s not challenging at all. We are afraid of losing our superiority. We are told that human beings are god-blessed race. We have evolved into a new species that animals couldn’t compete with us, but now, the machines come. They are built by human but doing a lot things better than men. How can we be not worried? They will take away people’s jobs and it would be far more challenging for our children to survive in the future.
It’s not completely opposite. Machine do take away people’s job. In the past long years, drivers were believed to be the best consultant for getting arrived at anywhere. Maps were the only reference. Now, Google Map could help you find the way and they don’t need a clerk with horrible attitude to help run business. They could just hire a group of engineers and everything will be solved.
There aren’t any solutions for all the problems we have faced. This speaker has pointed out an idea that we will need a bigger pie for human beings to slice. Well, that’s true. Africa is full of people starving. I, myself, am a country mouse, barely surviving. Changing this thing isn’t going to be easy. This speech isn’t conducted in recent years. It’s a long history and fear people have faced for more a hundred years.
Solutions are not easy to find but I have believed that they will solve them. For one, when people are in jeopardy, they will be smarter than they used to be. For two, we have nothing left.