Artificial Intelligence, Drones, and lots more to be scared of.
We can safely accept that technology is rapidly changing the world. How we interact with each other, how we go about our daily lives, even the languages we use (see emojis), have been changed dramatically by technology.
The good and bad news is that this isn’t the end of it.
More and more technologies are being developed that will make the ones we have now see like a child’s rattle, and they won’t all be good for the future of mankind.
CBR highlights five technologies that may spell doom for the human race.
1. Artificial Intelligence
Ground-breaking developments with AI seem to come on a weekly basis now thanks to the work that some of the largest tech firms are doing to make it a reality.
Companies like Google and Microsoft are spending a lot of money to try and realise the potential of the technology.
However, there is a lot of fear about the technology. People like Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking have warned about the threat of AI.
In an interview on Reddit, Gates said: "I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well.
"A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don't understand why some people are not concerned."
The problem is that AI is being designed to be self-learning, so it could surpass the need for humans. AI becomes particularly scary when it is combined with the next technology.