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Jun 21, 2019

Technology is a Magnifying Mirror, Not a Crystal Ball

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest species of them all?”

“You, oh Homo Sapiens, are smart, it is true. But AI will be smarter even than you.”

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The most popular myth about technology is perhaps the myth that technology is a crystal ball. A crystal ball because it allegedly allows us to see the future. And to evaluate if that is indeed true, or not, we have to understand the etymology of the word technology – what it means and stands for, or at least what it used to mean and stand for.

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