Skynet is a fictional company from the movie franchise The Terminator . This tech company has pure intentions of making the lives of mankind easier. Robotics is already making strides in many industries in the last decade. Factories have gone automated to save money from labor and have a more efficient and faster production. Some people had become dependent on virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Home. A. It is seen as the future because it has been helping us progress as years gone by. I mean self-driving cars could save people from accidents because they can reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads. Even though robotics and A. I made our life better, many fictional films have a negative depiction of them like Mitchells vs. Machines, Irobot, and Ex Machina.
Skynet is a fictional nightmare to people but some people are getting uncomfortable with some latest developments. Boston Dynamics created a robot that can perform Parkour. The intention is to make a robot that can explore terrains dangerous for people to walk around.
Can you imagine running for your life as this very acrobatic android chases you as you dash in horror?
Five years ago, People screamed at Skynet when Saudi Arabia citizen Sophia said she will destroy humanity.
The Skynet fears intensify because within the same weak Elon Musk announces the Tesla Bot.
While conspiracy futurists are freaking from these innovations, I just see this as people fearing for the unknown. The Tesla Robot is created to do tasks that we don’t want to do. It is there to make our lives a breeze. It can support people the elderly to lift heavy objects. These robots are not sentient and they are still under the control of their creators. If ever robots turn on their creators, it won’t be in our lifetime.