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Will Machines One Day Gain Consciousness?

If it is one thing that history has taught us, it is that humans have a tendency to underestimate what they deem to be “lesser intelligence.” We’re complacent in the sense that we think things will remain the same when in fact they often don’t. In the SciFi Movie, The Terminator, we’re shown a theory of what might happen if machines ever gain consciousness and turn against their human “oppressors.” But what we know from experience is that humans are incapable of writing science fiction. The fact is that anything that almost anything that humans can imagine within the realms of science is scientifically possible. And the idea of machines become conscious and being able to think for themselves is by no means a far fetched idea.