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Provided that we continue (a) existing and (b) advancing in technology, by the middle of this century, we will have access to our entire genome, nano-technology (or at the very least, micro-robotics) and AI. Those technologies, if we try really hard to extrapolate their logical course, mean that at some point in the next few centuries, there will be no more homo sapiens.
originally posted by: lostbook
a reply to: Rezlooper
Sounds like this guy has given up. Why can't we have both options?
My point is that as people create more and more inventions and innovations, they always seem to adapt them to their own means of progressive survival. I can't imagine someone building a device which could bring about the end of mankind without building in some kind of shut down in order to at least save themselves. If nothing else, someone would likely just "unplug' the thing anyway.