Robotic Sapience and The Dawn of Autonomy

What makes us fear change? Has our uneasiness of science and the application of it in mankind’s technological achievements changed over time? In the age of autonomy and artificial intelligence- robotic sapience looms heavily, pregnant we have become with its far-reaching implications.  (see autonomous vehicles) 
 (an excerpt from the history and perceptions of Technology by Encyclopedia Britannica) “Whatever the responses to modern technology, there can be no doubt that it presents contemporary society with…immediate problems that take the form of a traditional choice of evils…it is appropriate to regard them as constituting a “technological dilemma.” This is the…the overdependence of life in the advanced industrial countries on technology, and, on the other hand, the threat that technology will destroy the quality of life in modern society and even endanger society itself. Technology thus confronts Western civilization with the need to make a decision, or rather, a series of decisions, about how to use the enormous power available to society constructively rather than destructively. The need to control the development of technology, and so to resolve the dilemma, by regulating its application to creative social objectives, makes it ever more necessary to define these objectives while the problems presented by rapid technological growth can still be solved.”

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