Billionaire Elon Musk, taking a few minutes off selling us his self-driving cars, has warned the human race to “merge with machines or become irrelevant” ( http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/13/elon-musk-humans-merge-machines-cyborg-artificial-intelligence-robots.html ).
Well, dog my cats, some of us are already irrelevant, have been for a long time, and it doesn’t seem to have done us any harm.
Prattling on about “the need for humans to evolve”–into what? mud puppies?–Musk warns that Artificial Intelligence is already way smarter than people and will likely replace us altogether unless we can find some way to turn ourselves into cyborgs or something. And then we’ll be as smart as AI and, well–be sort of gods, don’t you know. Just like the Serpent in the Garden promised. (Genesis 3:5)
Actually, I’m much more worried about self-driving cars that will take you someplace where you don’t want to go and you won’t be able to stop ’em.