DIss0n80r wrote:When the machines take over, freedom will become irrelevant anyhow. They will decide what matters. It will ultimately be no different from the divine dictatorship of a supernatural God.
More power for the powerful.
It is inevitable that the machines will "take over", yes. The only way out is by becoming a machine, whereby all humanness is lost.
Similarly to Samuel Butler , the source of Ted Kaczynski's technophobia was his fear that:
"... the human race might easily permit itself to drift into a position of such dependence on the machines that it would have no practical choice but to accept all of the machines decisions. As society and the problems that face it become more and more complex and machines become more and more intelligent, people will let machines make more of their decision for them, simply because machine-made decisions will bring better result than man-made ones. Eventually a stage may be reached at which the decisions necessary to keep the system running will be so complex that human beings will be incapable of making them intelligently. At that stage the machines will be in effective control. People won't be able to just turn the machines off, because they will be so dependent on them that turning them off would amount to suicide."