Robots will wipe out humans and take over in ‘just a few centuries’ says the statements from a Royal Astronomer.
A robot uprising is closer than ever, as predicted by royal astronomer Sir Martin Rees. According to his statements, it could end up with machines replacing humans on Earth, and all of that within a few centuries.
Sir Rees also predicts that the reign of the robots could last BILLIONS of years beyond human life on Earth.
Life has taken a long time in its evolution here on Earth, to become what it is today—going through a long path from early proteins and nucleic acids—the building blocks of life, to more complex mammals and homo sapiens.
But, speaking about robotic life, we know it is nothing like that. In fact, machine life has developed at an unnatural rate, and Sir. Rees believes that alien lifr is likely to have taken the same form, wherever in the Universe it exists.
Sir Rees’s prediction for the mankind has a dark future for mankind.
According to him, mankind’s time on Earth is just a brief “transitional phase” between organic life and the era of machines, or the ‘post-human’ future as he calls it.
The Royal Astronomer suggest that this period could extend into the future billions of years, especially if robots become explorers and develop spacecraft to explore the universe.
Sir Martin, in an interview with the Conversation, said: “My guess is that if we do detect an alien intelligence, it will be nothing like us. It will be some sort of electronic entity.”
“The period of time occupied by organic intelligence is just a thin sliver between early life and the long era of the machines.”
“Because such civilizations would develop at different rates, it’s extremely unlikely that we will find intelligent life at the same stage of development as us.”
“More likely, that life will still be either far simpler or an already fully electronic intelligence.”
Sir Rees is convinced that while mankind will explore space in the coming years, traveling to distant alien planets and galaxies will remain out of our reach until our civilization enters the so-called post-human era.
He concluded: “The journey times are just too great for mortal minds and bodies. If you’re immortal, however, these distances become far less daunting. That journey will be made by robots, not us.”