The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk is scheduled to open at Cambridge University and evaluate the risk of us all dying at the hands of killer robots with lasers for eyes and razor blades for hands. Plus other threats like climate change. Pfft -- if it can't shoot or stab you, it's hardly a threat, amirite? "You are wrong." I should really think about what I'm saying before I say it. Psyche! I'd lay in a banana hammock.
A centre for 'terminator studies', where leading academics will study the threat that robots pose to humanity, is set to open at Cambridge University.
Its purpose will be to study the four greatest threats to the human species - artificial intelligence, climate change, nuclear war and rogue biotechnology.
An admiral goal, sure -- but are artificial intelligence, climate change, nuclear war and rogue biotech REALLY the four greatest threats to the human species? I mean, what about alien invasion? Or running out of food? Just saying, my fridge is EMPTY. "Go to the grocery store." The what? I was just about to kill another squirrel.
Thanks to fat piggie, Bradley, photodiarist and Sunny The Saint, who agree the Illuminati should probably be added to the threat list as well.