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Jose Canseco Warns of Robot Takeover: 'Wake the F*** Up'

Jose Canseco Warns of Robot Takeover: 'Wake the F*** Up'

Mercurial former baseball player Jose Canseco (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By    |   Monday, 20 February 2017 05:57 PM

Come with Jose Canseco if you want to live.

The retired Major League Baseball slugger is not kidding around, warning in a tweetstorm Monday people are taking the coming robot takeover too lightly.

"Robots will not attack and kill us physically like in the movies," Canseco said, but will instead take over the jobs of humans — something already firmly under way. 

ENIAC, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, was turned on in 1946 following three years of research. Financed by the U.S. military to calculate artillery firing tables, it was quickly reprogrammed post-World War II to aid with design of the hydrogen bomb, weather prediction, cosmic-ray studies, thermal ignition, random-number studies and wind-tunnel design, according to About.com.

Its early ability to do in 30 seconds the same work it would take a human 20 hours has long been outpaced, and that is the crux of Canseco's argument.

"Listen to ME all humans we need to wake the f*** up," Canseco tweeted. 

Monday's Twitter rant was not the first time Canseco has warned about the 'bots. His feed is a potpourri of opinions ranging from financial advice to complaints about his old friends and teammates (but not himself) being left out of the Hall of Fame, to his poker playing, to his issues with neighbors, and dog poop.

And he warns about the robots.

He tweeted Feb. 5: "Bigger threat to jobs is robots, not foreign countries or immigrants. In 20 yrs all mfg jobs robotized in 50 yrs all svc jobs #muststoprobots"

But that was Super Bowl Sunday, so he held off the warning for a couple of weeks.

 

 

Canseco is not alone in his warning. Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban made a similar warning Monday, saying automation will cause unemployment.

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking also has warned against the development of artificial intelligence.

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Come with Jose Canseco if you want to live. The retired Major League Baseball slugger is not kidding around, warning in a tweetstorm Monday people are taking the coming robot takeover too lightly.
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