AI to 'sink world into unemployed despair in hellish dystopia'
Robots TAKING OVER: AI to 'sink world into unemployed despair in hellish dystopia'
HUMAN beings are already on course for a hellish dystopia where robots have replaced all jobs and the world sinks into global depression, an expert has warned.
By David Rivers / Published 13th January 2018
Technology has rapidly thrust robots into the human economy but fears are spiralling that artificial intelligence will spark mass unemployment.
Dr Subhash Kak – a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma University – previously said robots could replace humans at "literally all jobs".
But now he has exclusively revealed why this would create a world of despair, and it would render human nature meaningless and surplus to requirements.
Kak told Daily Star Online: "The beginnings of the dystopia are already there.
"There will be massive unemployment. People want to be useful and work provides meaning, and so the world will sink into despair.
"Policy makers have begun to speak of a minimum guaranteed income with everyone provided food, shelter, and a smart phone, and that will not address the heart of the problem."
Kak points to modern drug use and young people turning to extremists groups such as ISIS as a consequence.
And he believes that autonomous robots may be able to create jobs that humans haven't even thought of.
He told us: "In my view, the current opioid and drug epidemic in the US is a manifestation of this despair.
"Likewise, phenomena such as ISIS are a response to the meaninglessness that people find in a world devoted only to the cult of the body.
"Some say that current phase of automation will create new kinds of jobs that we cannot even think of.
"The current revolution is replacing the thinking human and so its impact on society will be enormous."
His comments come after Kak previously revealed how killer conscious robots may "bide their time" before enslaving humans.