29. Sentient Machines with Self-Awareness
- Chances We’ll See It: Very High
Older movies like The Terminator show up a dystopian future that has to be prevented. The science fiction inventions of robotic, sentient beings should not ever reach the light of day. However, sentient machines with a version of self-awareness are already in the process of being made. However, this does exist now through a being known as Sophia the Robot.
She was made by a Hong Kong company called Hanson Robotics and is actually be capable of conversation with humans. She can even sing. Saudi Arabia made her the first robotic citizen in world history and she even spoke at the United Nations. Sophia is not completely self-aware but she’s close to this and many would call her sentient, at least the closest we’ve actually come to. If this is our present, imagine our future.