After recently reading, and watching the video, of DARPA's technological advances in robotics, one can't help but wonder just how long it will be before human beings become fully obsolete?
I can't help but wonder about the probability that within fifty-years or so, the only actual people the corporations and their government minions will require are those who know how to create, operate, and maintain their robotic systems. Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society? Or too much of a good thing?
Based on the best-selling book An Illustrated Short History of Progress, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. Here's the trailer -
Source: First Run Features: Surviving Progress