Humans become ‘pets’ in rise of the machines: Apple co-founder

Posted: June 7, 2011 in Science and Technology

Tony Bartlett
The Age
June 7, 2011

Machines have won the war and the human race is destined to become little more than house pets.

That’s the future according to one of the smartest geeks on the planet, Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computers and is convinced that in his lifetime he will see computer intelligence equal that of humans.

The Woz is to the technological world what The Fonz was to leather jackets and denim, and when he talks, the global industry listens.

As technology explodes, humans are not going to be needed so much in the future and will settle back into a life of ease, Mr Wozniak told a business congress on the Gold Coast on Friday.

“We’re already creating the superior beings, I think we lost the battle to the machines long ago,” he said.

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