Monday 24 September 2018

Driverless cars put us on the road to ruin

Driverless cars
Driverless cars
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Well, it was nice while it lasted. I am, of course, talking about the Anthropocene Period, when humans ruled the roost.

This week saw a new report from the OECD which estimates that as many as 66 million people are in danger of being replaced by robots in the coming years.

Okay, when I say replaced by robots, it would be more accurate to say that their jobs will be done by robotic technology rather than being, y'know, actually replaced. Although if the current craze for life-like, automated sex dolls continues apace, humanity will eventually disappear as half the population fall in love with a piece of voice-activated plastic.

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