There is also some anxiety about the exponentially improving intelligence of computers. In
February, futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted that computers will be smarter than humans by
2029. Whether or not that comes to pass, we will increasingly worry that as systems and
devices grow smarter, they may outsmart their makers. People will become both more
intimate with and more anxious about their tech.
In the next era of computing,
the coming ‘plague’ will bring an
elaborate network of devices,
sensors and radios that will talk with
each other and collect, store and
analyze overwhelming amounts of data.
… Do we run the risk of losing control
and allowing technology to take over
—Panel description, “IoT: Is the Coming Plague of
Devices Too Smart?”
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