Do robots own your future?

Maybe it won’t happen in 2016, but Marshall Brain says we’re not far from a time when a second intelligent species will rule over human intelligence. A N.C. State professor, father of four and founder of the website HowStuffWorks, Brain is a well-known writer, speaker and consultant who has appeared on many national TV shows to discuss his views on technology and its increasingly dominant role in our lives. His latest book is 2015’s “The Second Intelligent Species: How Humans Will Become as Irrelevant as Cockroaches.” Q: Exactly how will humans become so diminished due to a second intelligent species spawned by technology? A: Artificial intelligence is advancing rapidly on many fronts. Self-driving cars are nearly here. The Watson machine has beaten the best human “Jeopardy!” players. Eventually, humanity will…


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