The Fourth Age
AI and robotics: how much will they influence our future?
In The Fourth Age we are offered an overview of the first three eras of humanity and the technologies that started them. Now we are approaching a fourth era, marked by artificial intelligence and robotics. Byron Reese takes us on a journey of what our future will be, both as a species and on a technological level. Technology that will soon surround us, forcing us to look at the fears that have haunted our society since the industrial age: will machines take our away work from us? Are machines conscious? Are we machines? What ethics should we follow with regards to AI and robots? This book is a guide to finding a way of thinking that can help us tackle these questions.
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What has changed in 5000 years and what does the future hold for us?
We could say that the distinguishing characteristic of the last century is the enormous number of changes that have taken place, dozens if not hundreds of technological progresses that have revolutionised our lives. Having said that, in the general span of human history, little has changed over the past five thousand years; we still have mothers, fathers, children, schools, governments, war and peace, in the same way that our ancestors did five millennia ago. The extraordinary thing of our time is not the change that we have already witnessed, it is the change that is still to come. There have only been three major technology-driven changes in the entire human history, changes to groups of inter-related technologies that have deeply transformed us, both permanently and biologically; this book is about the fourth.
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