Another thing worth mentioning: as the technology behind machines becomes more and more like the human brain, it is possible that said machines will develop human emotions. I read this somewhere but can’t recall (because my brain is more comparable to a microwave or surge protector than airplane) but it’s not too insane to predict that we will one day design airplanes that are literally SCARED OF CRASHING.
Just digest that for a moment.
But then: our human fear – that protects us to an extent, sure – probably why I’ve never broken a bone – but aren’t there things out of our control, no matter what? There’s our own fear, then external factors. Like weather? Or will Weather also have human emotions? Will feel too guilty about destroying lives and homes, and stay inside and play Kinect, or the future equivalent, instead?