John Stossel: Only the libertarian robots won't kill us
Make sure the robots are strict libertarians? That way, they’ll be forbidden to commit assault, theft or fraud — the three legal restrictions in which libertarians believe.
Our best hope may be a future where instead of trying to control intelligent machines, we blend with them.
Erik Brynjolfsson, author of “The Second Machine Age,” says today’s machines augment our minds the way that the industrial revolution’s machines augmented muscles. This creates progress that government statistics don’t measure.
Outsourcing parts of our thinking with tools like Wikipedia and Google may be how we’ll keep improving our lives — cooperating with machines instead of fighting them. In science-fiction terms, the future may be “cyborg”: part machine, part human.
John Stossel is host of “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network. He’s the author of “No They Can’t: Why Government Fails, but Individuals Succeed.”
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