Worried that machines are becoming a little TOO intelligent? That they might someday take over, like something out of Terminator? Turns out you've got company. And that company is someone who should know.
Speaking to a group of business executives in Australia, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computers, warned that the rise of the machines may be inevitable:
"We're already creating the superior beings, I think we lost the battle to the machines long ago ... We're going to become the pets, the dogs of the house."
NOW he tells us!
"My comment about the machines winning the war is partly a joke, but we've accidentally already put so much in place that we can't get rid of from our lives. ... Once we have machines doing our high-level thinking, there's so little need for ourselves and you can't ever undo it—you can never turn them off."
"Partly" a joke? That doesn't make us feel that much better.
Maybe you should have thought this all out when you were back tinkering in that garage, Woz!