Questions are rising as to whether the future technology will transform the human life or it will simply put the future of the humanity in jeopardy (Kurzweil 18). Technology has transformed from the house-size computers of the first generation to the sophisticated technologies that have made almost every part of human duties effortless.
Innovation has brought about the robotic and the clone technologies that are about to replace the humans. Although these transformations will form part of the human life, as various activities will rely on these upcoming technologies, ethical, moral, and legal debates are questioning whether these technologies will be efficient or will simply bring future threats to the humanity (Kurzweil 25).
This essay investigates the notion as to whether the robotic and clone future technologies will be the appropriate innovations that will perform with super intelligence or will just be disruptive technologies to the human survival.
Merits and Demerits of the Forthcoming Technology
All that the human beings have been anticipating about the forthcoming technology is the enhancement of communication to enable people to communicate regardless of the geographical barriers. One of the anticipated future technologies is the human microchip technology in which a human brain and body system will undergo a biotechnological transformation (Ip, Michael, and Michael 3).
This DNA chip technology will boost the human intelligence, but will interfere with the normal functioning of the human brain. Instead of using the master cards and card transactions, which have recently proven to be insecure and prone to fraud, the microchips will use a human body as a safe communication channel (Kurzweil 18).
This form of DNA chip communication directly powered to carry out electronic and wireless communication is safer, cheaper, and convenient for the businesspersons and clients compared to the card transactions.
Nonetheless, no one, even the scientists are capable of knowing the real repercussions of this future body communication. The DNA microchip technology will be among the most controversial and disruptive technologies of the coming eras (Kurzweil 19). The human safety, individual privacy, corporate privacy, and personal legal rights will remain compromised.
The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), the Positive ID (PSID), and the Electronic Product Code (EPC) are capable of revealing the previous and current geographical locations of individuals as well as their purchasing behaviors (Beasley 7). No one knows whether the owners of these disruptive technologies will be alive to face any allegations or whether the human claims against ethical and legal concerns will receive any attention (Beasley 5).
In America, over 250 cases are pending concerning the petitions filed against the RFID disruptive technologies, over 120 healthcare problems have resulted from micro-chipping, and several fraud cases have already spread out.
Employment and human extinction
The global human population is increasing with people witnessing an increase in the number of the newborns each subsequent day. The previous and present technologies have improved human lives (Beasley 2). Employed people in the offices are enjoying the benefits of different innovations, while the unemployed continue to show relentless enthusiasms towards the future innovations. However, someone somewhere is bringing a new human invention that would displace the human workforce and replace it with remote-controlled beings.
Undoubtedly, the microchip the robot, and the clone technologies will bring about new opportunities and advancements (Barat 45). The computerized robots and supercomputers are undergoing numerous technological tests to confirm their suitability in providing a better workforce that can multitask effectively (Beasley 2). The Caprica science fiction movie highlighted one of the amazing innovations where intelligent robots in the form of human beings gradually took control over the humankind.
In the Caprica movie, the computerized robot finally turned out to be a threatening invention to the human survival as it took control over the important human functions (Caprica). The Holoband that Daniel invented and supported by the brain and memory of his daughter turned out to supersede the human intelligence through its intelligence in the virtual world (Caprica).
The movie portrays the passionate urge of the people to cope with the virtual world that is full activities of sexual abuses, drug trafficking, and homicide. Such innovations of the super intelligent robots must not commence if these technologists care about the future humankind (Beasley 3).
Increased joblessness, hunger, global civil wars, and lawbreaking would be common if the intelligent robots would function like the human beings. Mitigating the robot manufacturing companies would help the world to reduce the amount of resources that people will use to curb their consequences.
International Civil War
Speedy communication, swift-moving robots, supercomputer systems, and the RFID disruptive technologies are all components of the future technology that will be leading the world to an era of an endless aggression (Beasley 5).
The upcoming technology is influencing the formation of the international terrorist groups, which seem to be superior compared to the established governments. Terrorist groups have allied together to form powerful insurgency groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Qaida groups, which are also expressing a desire for the upcoming technologies.
The robots and supercomputers as witnessed in the movies will bring a new form of global war where technology and innovation will be part of international supremacy (Beasley 9). The power of the future robots is eminent in the Caprica science-fiction film, where the curiosity to avenge by using weapons impels people to use the computerized robots in the wars.
Technological weapons are useful when humans use them to protect the innocent civilians against external aggression within their national borders. Nations are currently using deadly atomic weapons that are capable of erasing the human beings on a single attack (Barrat 36). However, the focus of using sophisticated weapons to protect national boundaries has shifted from the use of humans and soldiers, to the use of supercomputers and robots.
Possessing sophisticated weapons is now a sign of global supremacy. Hence, developing the supercomputers and robots to compete in intense battlegrounds shall never remain guided by any ethical principles so long as countries continue to fight for global supremacy and weapon superiority (Barat 31). If such future technologies will bring about animosities, human destruction, and threaten the future of the humankind rather that providing human security, people should abolish these innovations.
Technology and Business
The ultramodern people have mutually concluded that technology has an imperative contribution to the welfare of the modern corporate institutions. The order of doing business with the super speed robots and cloned beings will change how companies utilize resources, mitigate corporate risks, improve business services, and enhance the firm auditing practices.
According to Barrat (200), these impressive robot and cloned beings are indisputable. Nonetheless, these same technologies will bring about ultramodern means of corruption and fraud within the firms. Even as people continue to ignore the cyber-attacks and cybercrimes that are rapidly increasing, modern firms will endure losses through these disruptive technologies (Barrat 185).
Come to think of the computerized robot that has already portrayed a higher level of intelligence than the human beings have. The Caprica movie shows a highly intelligent robot that evolved from depending on the human beings to control it, to self-governance.
Human beings are already using these super robots to practice corporate fraud and corruption, and evade capture. Human beings are giving away their memories and brains and receiving microchip implants in their heads as the technological brains (Barrat 59). Jenna Fox is a movie that reveals the manner in which humans receive microchip implants that distort their brains and alter their memories.
Replacing human beings with the computerized robots is unethical given the increasing numbers of the unemployed people, who contribute to crime and poverty due to their socioeconomic statuses (Ip et al. 7).
Accepting the intelligent robots into the corporate functions is the beginning of the extinction of the human race. Companies are looking for these opportunities to frustrate human workforce that seems to consume corporate finances through the huge wage bills. Robotic technology and the microchip implants must not receive any approval.
The Human Health
The upcoming robot and clone technologies seem promising for those who deal with the health care sector, as the majority of the automated machines will be vital in promoting good health in human beings. The upcoming RFID technology and cloned beings will improve the storage and access of personal health information. However, the electronically powered robots that will perform human chores or influence and improve the human services are threats to the humanity (Ip et al. 7).
The intended microchip implants, the robot innovations, and the clone technologies will adversely affect human health and survival. The Transcend Man is a modern fictional documentary that demonstrates the manner in which technology has made human beings to disbelieve death (Transcend Man). Ray refuses to admit the occurrence of physical death and remains deceived that human beings and machines can merge.
Such notions of combining human beings and machines have made people to admire the microchip implants and the intelligent robots. One can imagine the impact of replacing the natural human brain with the computer-controlled microchips that are capable of causing permanent memory losses and brain damages. Death is inescapable even as people try to strategize means of improving human survival (Ip et al. 3).
The microchip implant systems and the intelligent robots are bringing danger to the permanent existence of the human beings. The probability that human beings will finally lose control of these intelligent robots is high as certain individuals may use them for their personal benefits (Ip et al. 8). Robots and microchip implants will be the source of the global wars of supremacy. Human beings will suffer permanent physical fractures, and cloning surgeries will affect human thinking, and disrupt the human lifespan.
Everyone is admiring the upcoming innovation, although questions about these disruptive forthcoming technologies continue to be very few. The intelligent robots and the microchip implants that may appear on human heads are two wicked technologies that are about to cause a recession of the human race.
When innovators think of these sophisticated technologies, no one seems to understand the motives behind their actions. The natural way of living and relying on the human mind will soon vanish as people have shown an intense interest in the microchip, the cloning technologies, and robot technologies that have received frequent attention on the media systems. No one wants to die, and no one wants the robots to replace the human race. Then why are these upcoming technologists so insensitive?
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