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The concepts of "humanization of machines" and "machinization of man" are taken from the article "Three Intellectual Awakenings in Human Evolution" on China Social Science. This article reads.
In a way, the mind revolution since the 1950s is a continuation of the second intellectual awakening. The difference is that the object of this revolution is not the understanding and transformation of nature, but a breakthrough in the constraints of human biology itself, which may lead to an entirely new stage of human evolution. The third mind revolution is happening mainly in the field of artificial intelligence and brain science. Although the two areas intersect significantly, the paths are different. The path to artificial intelligence is the "humanization of the machine"; And the path of brain science is the "machinization of man". Whichever area is the first to make a breakthrough will lead to the emergence of a new species of human-machine unity that will disrupt our understanding of what it means to be human.
This article prompted this rant. "The best illustration of this is the Alpha dog, which has picked Li Shi Shi and Ke Jie off their horses. "The machinization of man", but we ordinary people don't quite feel it yet. With the level of knowledge of this science and technology illiterate, I can only think of the extent of "bio-chip", that is, through the implantation of various powerful "bio-chips", so that the human brain or even the human body can achieve systemic, structural and targeted enhancement in an instant. For example, with the implantation of a "biochip", an illiterate person can be transformed into a Ph.D. in history with a wide range of knowledge, or a mildly retarded person with an IQ of 70 can be transformed into a genius with an IQ of over 140.
We have already had a lot of thoughts and fantasies about the "humanization of machines", and we have also had a lot of warnings and precautions. The American film "Futurama", made in 1976, was a sensation in mainland China in the 1980s, and I'm sure it will ring a bell with those of you who are post-60s. Then came 1999's The Machine Butler, 2015's Robotech, and so on.
Regarding the "machinization of man", other than RoboCop, I can't think of any movies or TV shows at the moment. Checked Baidu and it says there's also Spider-Man 2, Tuxedo, or something, because I haven't seen it and don't dare to say anything.
Which is scarier, the "humanization of machines" or the "machinization of people"? The very fact that the question is posed may be controversial. Some people may question Benjamin and say that both the "humanization of machines" and the "machinization of man" will greatly benefit human life, so how can we talk about fear? Some people will enlighten Benjamin that the "humanization of machines" can completely free man from labor, and the "machinization of man" can completely eliminate the inherent inequality between man and man, so how can it be defined in terms of horror?
I have to admit that these questions and enlightenment are valid, but the present rant still stubbornly insists on its own views and still wants to use the word "horrible" for "machinization" and "machinization of man".
This drongo thought that science and technology is the most terrible Pandora's box when it has developed to the point of being able to change the biological form of man, and mankind is standing on the precipice of doom and gloom.