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Is technology becoming too 'intelligent'?

  1. Rebecca2904 profile image78
    Rebecca2904posted 5 years ago

    Is technology becoming too 'intelligent'?

    I was just wondering what your opinions were on 'intelligent' technology. Obviously I'm not talking about sentience here, but rather just about things such as smart phones and, well, I'm sure you could name a lot more but I won't here. I just sent an e-mail to my Dad and because I included the word 'attachments' but actually hadn't attached any documents, Hotmail stopped me before I sent it and asked whether I'd meant to attach something. I can't decide whether that's good and helpful, or whether it's a bit weird for a machine to question a person about their actions?

  2. Nesbyte profile image88
    Nesbyteposted 5 years ago

    I suppose I like the idea of technology becoming more intelligent. after all, it's supposed to make your life easier. But I think the example you gave highlights an important problem; technology that's *almost* intelligent is more of a hindrance than a help. You know, where someone has been just a bit too clever and asked more of the tech than it can deliver... *cough* Siri *cough*. The point being: if it's not perfect, I'd prefer tech that's "dumb", as it were.

    1. Rebecca2904 profile image78
      Rebecca2904posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, but I think it's impossible for technology to be perfect? It can't really think, after all. Thanks for answering!

  3. baygirl33 profile image60
    baygirl33posted 5 years ago

    It certainly is!
    There'll come a day when,if we came back, we would not recognize ourselves as human.
    It's wonderful what technology can do.However we are going too fast.  I know there are some who say not fast enough,for instance,those people who have a crippling
    disease. So while I think we are going too fast,I am grateful I don't have to decide what slows down and what leaps ahead.

    1. Rebecca2904 profile image78
      Rebecca2904posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps we're going too fast in the wrong areas? Maybe there should be more people working on cures for diseases and less on the iPhone 5? Thanks for commenting!

  4. iefox5 profile image56
    iefox5posted 5 years ago

    Yes, it is. I'm afraid the world will be dominated by robots.

    1. Rebecca2904 profile image78
      Rebecca2904posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is a scary thought! Do you watch The Big Bang Theory? There's this funny moment when Sheldon says he doesn't like ATMs as he thinks they will lead the robot uprising.

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    gautams1posted 5 years ago

    Technology is becomming very smart. I think that we need technology to keep on advancing because it will help productivity, improve communication, and collaboration. Especially with mobile technology. Great question.