Sci-(Non)Fi: Forget Skynet – Here’s Amazon.com!
December 2, 2013 § 1 Comment
We humans are experts at welcoming the robot apocalypse with open arms. So many of us are used to operating on mindless autopilot we don’t really care who’s in charge as long as we can get the beloved consumer goods we shop for.
So give a big hug to Amazon.com and its impending delivery drones! Not only are we buying our products written by a computer, on a computer, over a website that gives us suggestions for what we ought to buy, but soon we won’t even have to worry about interacting with those pesky humans who delivery those smiling, brown boxes to our doorstep. All Amazon needs to do is get rid of those weak homo sapiens working in its warehouses, and the world’s largest online retailer will be completely inhuman!
The next step: robot consumers, so humans will be completely removed from the equation. Now, that’s utopia.