I see the wonder in your virtual eye. What does Elon Musk and Killer Robots have to do with a weird Pagan?
The origin of this is at this Engadget page. Read it if you can and want. I post it here because I agree with him.
Science is advancing. Computers are becoming faster and ‘smarter’. Smart as in Artificial Intelligence. Remember the Terminator films? That’s where we seem to be heading. Machines are already stronger than we are, and faster.
For instance the Darpa Cheetah Robot:
Why on earth are we trying to invent something that’s smarter than we are? Because we can? There’s a line between what we can and what we should do. We can blow up the world as well and so far no one’s done it because we can. When I was younger I was fascinated by robots. Still am. But only the kind that’s helpful, doing the dangerous things that can kill people. Not the kind that may get enough awareness to understand that the robot community is much smarter than those silly humans with their pollution and stupid wars, and therefore these humans should be eradicated.
Lots of people are afraid of something super-intelligent comes from outer space to take over the world. Tell me, what’s the difference between those creatures and the ones we’re trying to build ourselves?