Debate TIA: Where will our technology take us – to Skynet or to Star Trek?

©NASA One of the most widely discussed debates – whether technology will be the saviour or destructor of the world – has been gaining a lot of traction recently. It’s a theory that has been frequently used in popular, thrilling Hollywood films, such as the Terminator and the Matrix, but will life reflect art? Recently, there have been some concerns, warnings, and frightening prospects around the development of certain types of technology. From Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking calling for a ban on AI weaponry to the stand-off between North and South Korea, it seems that fears about destruction through advanced weaponry are not without justification. A recent poll of I.T./Tech professionals found ‘Military and Warfare’ to be the second most likely scenario for annihilation of the planet,…


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