Scary Technologies of 2008

HowStuffWorks | Top 5 Scary Technologies of 2008

Technology makes our lives better. You’re enjoying your new high-definition television, and have your work and personal appointments organized on your computer. You pay your bills electronically and save time and money. That’s fine and dandy, until someone takes out the electronic banking system and the machines take over the planet.

Okay, so the technological singularity is still as theoretical (and sci-fi-ey) as it was a year ago and as when Vinge first proposed it, the excessive powers given to US customs officers can’t really be categorized as a “technology”, and to my knowledge no world-ending black holes were formed the week the LHC was up and running last September. But still. Food for thought.

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