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Will human intelligence be of less value in the future because of technological advantages?

  • Efficiency will be our primary goal.

    Intelligence is a term that differs from one person to another. However, I think it has to do with the ability to obtain, manipulate, and apply knowledge. I also think that it is linked to creativity and the ability to come up with different solutions and answers to a problem. It is hard to quantify and measure intelligence, and so it is difficult to assign it a value really. Nevertheless, I still believe that human intelligence will be of less value in the future because of technological advantages. As everyday passes, we are becoming more and more concerned with efficiency. We are prioritizing quantity over quality. As technology advances, efficiency is achieved more and more easily. Consequently, I think that technological advantages will lead to a decrease in the value given to human intelligence. A primary difference between human and artificial intelligence, in my opinion, is the ability to see beyond numbers and data, and to be able to make decisions based on not just knowledge but also morals and principles. However, when it comes to efficiency, this is not useful. We live in a world blinded by getting a certain number achieved by a certain time. This requires efficiency. It does not matter if these things are at the best quality they could be, but they satisfy the numbers required. An example of this can be seen with school systems. Numbers and grades are prioritized over learning. Standarized tests are being used to assign students numbers that “define” them and their skills, which is not really humane. What these tests really do is allow students to be compared, rather than actually assessing their skills and knowledge. By having everyone assessed the same way, corporate educational reformers are working more towards their goal of efficiency. It also gets students into the habit of focusing on efficiency, which is often the goal of businesses and other workplaces. Therefore, as technology advances, the emphasis on effieincy and quantity will increase. Although it can be argued that humans are the ones who build and fix robots, one must also keep in mind that there are new, advanced machines that can build robots without further interference from humans. Consequently, I believe that in the future, human intelligence will be of less value because of technological advantages.

  • No, human intelligence will always be important.

    While technology has, unfortunately, replaced some menial jobs, human intelligence will always be valuable, because humans are the ones who maintain technology. If a piece of important technology breaks down, it will have to be a person who figures out how to fix the problem. Human intelligence will also be necessary to create the technology in the first place. So, it's hard to imagine us ever valuing human intelligence less.

  • No, human intelligence with be of more value in the future because of technological advantages.

    Technology has changed the workforce considerably in the last one hundred years. Many things that required hundreds of people to do can now be done by machines. Some believe this trend will continue and human intelligence will be less important. The opposite appears to be true. Human intelligence will be more valued because technology will have freed up more humans to compete amongst the highly intellectual positions. This will place an important focus on finding the most intelligent human beings a company can find for its now more limited workforce.


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