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The coming technological decade

Will increased control or monitoring in this decade eventually leave more to algorithms that carry out actions themselves based on so-called "actionable intelligence"?


Artificial intelligence (AI) and biotechnology will change what it means to be human – in both our freedom and morality. Shall we believe Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens og Homo deus ), the change will be greater in our century than in the entire history of mankind.

My theme here is this new decade from 2020 – and how we will live with different forms of surveillance on the Internet of Things (IoT). For example, your cheap Tesla is controlled via a keystroke from Musk & Co in Palo Alto – for example, they can decide how far the battery will reach. When Tesla has such control capabilities, do you really own the car or do you only have a license? And what about Fiat Chrysler, which recalled 1,4 million cars when it turned out that an external hacker managed to remotely control one – stereo system, wiper, motor, brakes and steering?

And how long do you own one smartphone, even though it is not guaranteed updatable for more than two years (Android) or five (iPhone)? The consumption of new things is so frenetic [see warranty period in case on page 11] that in this decade we must get used to the fact that we only own a license.

In this new decade, your home will be equipped with smart TVs, smart lighting and newly connected speakers (Google Home). How about a more "living" everyday life where the horror film is combined with the living room lamps that flicker and change color, sounds that are heard from other rooms, and you feel vibrations you do not know where they come from? You still get camera-monitored refrigerators in everyday life. . .

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Truls Liehttp: /www.moderntimes.review/truls-lie
Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

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