This video of a robot throwing a breeze block frightens me. So does this story about rats brains being linked via the internet which might be the first step towards the worlds first ‘organic computer’. While Google and their glasses hover between sickening me and freaking me out. Sergy Brin says that using the glasses is “a little freaky at first, but you get used to it”. So pay Google for the glasses and help them make money and your body will get used to them. Sure why not? Don’t get me started about the Large Hadron Collider and the excitement that follows it around. Or the news this week that they’re looking for an older married couple for a possible space flight to Mars.
And while all that is happening unmanned drones are roaming countries around the world doing the will of their masters and in secrecy. It is an efficient way of conducting war, an efficient killing machine.
The constant drive for efficiency is killing us, or maybe killing our humanity. It’s making us into robots and dehumanizing us.