Blogger Mark Manson seeks to convey a sense of ease about the rapid advancement of technology. He explains the visions held by “techno-utopiasts” and the “techno-armageddonists” before outlining his own devil-may-care perspective – even if machines outwit, destroy or replace humankind. Although his style is sensationalist, his argument is simple, frank and strangely compelling. getAbstract recommends this tongue-in-cheek exposé to those who wonder what sharing this planet with intelligent machines may mean.
In this summary, you will learn
- What possible benefit a highly intelligent robot population could have,
- How enthusiasts and skeptics differ in their scenarios of the future of artificially intelligent machines, and
- Why humans shouldn’t be concerned either way.
About the Author
Mark Manson is an author and personal development consultant.