posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:49 AM
In the long run hackers are really irrelevant. They are half of the IT Security equation, and in reality are just as valueable to the field as the
security people are. Without a threat in the wild, why would people bother to secure and improve things, those pimply faced 16 year olds out there
are what keeps IT people busy, gives them something to do and a reason to improve things. That bit aside, AI is also not a real threat I think. Yes
Deep Blue beat Kasprov, but not by any real intelligence, rather just because the machine knew every possible move Kasprov could possibly make, and be
ahead of him always. The thing about AI is its only as smart as the person making it. Machines will never be able to have a 6th sense like humans
can develop about certain situations, nor do they have gut instincts.
If we had to revert back to a simpler way of living, it would probably be better off for humanity as a whole. We are a lazy and lame society that
doesnt actually know how to do anything for ourselves. Heavens forbid someone had to catch, kill or grow their dinner rather than pop it into the
microwave and plop down in front of the television to enjoy a few thouthtless hours. Yeah some people would die, but the final result would be a much
stronger, healthier and overall better society and world.