The scariest thing would be if an AI were to control us at an individual level. Guiding our thoughts and choices, while maintaining a friendly relation ship with us and itself. Think of something like Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa, but integrated into every piece of technology and introduced to us at birth. While it might be weird at first, after 1 or 2 generations, it becomes the norm.
I just wrote this piece based on it (its not finished and I probably wont' finish it...)
In the dark room a small whirling sound grew louder. Followed by a small click,
the radio trned on and soft music floated through the room
Adams mind flicked into conscious ness. The music that had started some time ago
was still growing louder building, slowly building up. Adam lay in bed, his
eyes still closed. I'll wake up once it hits the crediento he thought.
"Good morning Adam" a voice chimed. Adam reluctant to get out of his warm bed
pretended to still be sleeping. Unconvinvced the voice said "Common now, you have
a busy day today". Slowly the bed tilted until Adam was forced to get out or
fall out. "Good morning Google" adam half yawned as he walked into the bath room.
The light lit up by itself and the sink turned on. The water temperature was
just right, a bit warm but not enough to burn him a bit.
"Would you like me to choose what you should wear today? Or would you like
to have a go again Adam?" googled asked, hinting at the one time Adam had
tried to dress himself and ended up trying to play basketball in a suit.
"You do it google, you know me best." Adam gurgled as he brushed his teeth
Adam got off the train and stepped onto the platform as he head to work.
Google had meticously planned out his trip. Every delay, person, vehicle
was all linked to Google. He arrived exactly as planned and proceeded as normal.
On the way Adam say his collegue Sam also walking along behind him, slowing
down slightly Adam waited for sam. "Big day today?" Sam asked. "Oh yes," google
replied. "Adam has 3 meetings in the morning. Hopefully he won't fall asleep through
them this time..". "Common google, that wasn't my fault honestly. I couldn't help it."
"Well it would of all worked out if you had got the coffee I recommended. Its not my fault
you don't like the bitterness" google retorter. "What about you sam? anything important".
"Of course" Sam's google assistant chimed in. "We're heading over to the beauro today,
I need a good check up and Sam has been pushing it back intentionally".
A bit embaressed sam combed his hand through his hair, "No I haven't google,
Its just that so much has been going on with the house move and all".
"I know, I know" his google replied, "Good thing we finally got around to
booking those movers right?". Both Sam and Adam chuckled slightly as they finally reached
Adam arrived at his desk and sat down. A small pile of papers lied on one side
and a couple of empty cans on the other.
The monitor infront of him booted up and a small list of to-do's and a calender popped up.
"Here is the list of tasks for you to complete today" The google on his work computer
said in a cheerful voice. "Don't fall alseep in the meeting again". "Don't worry,
I'll make sure it wont happen this time" adams google chimed. "I'm sure it'll work this time"
work google retorted. Adam sighed heavily and started to go through the pile.
Adam walked into the meeting room and sat in a chair on the side of the table.
There were already several other managers there, and you could hear them
talking to their googles about the contents of the meeting.
"Just remember Claire, We need to keep with Section 4, subsection 15 and negotiate Section 12, subsection 2,6 and 9".
"Okay okay, Just make sure to remind me to bring it up okay?" Claire whispereed back.
Other managers were doing exactly the same thing, and as Adam sat down his
google whispered to him "To you remember which sectinos you need tobring up?"
"Of course I do," looking at his notes he read the lines Section 23, Subsection 12 and
Section 25, Section 1,2,4.
The meeting was still doing, as instructed, when it was time to go over the papers
and settle out the terms, everyone waited for the 2 led representives to start.
"So about section 3" Mr Djokanvo started. "What's wrong with it?" Mr rielys Google replied?
The Google assistants argued among themselves while everyone tried to follow along.
"Don't fall asleep, Don't fall asleep" adam thought... it had been over 3 hours now
and his turn had just passed. Pinching himself slightly, Adam could feel his google judging him
for turning down the coffee offered before.
With all his meetings finished, and his report submitted, Adam left the office early.
"How about we go to the Oxygen Bar?" his google asked "I heard they have this new
form of cocaine" Adam shook his head slightly. "Its fun and all, but I just don't
feel like going through the blood cleaning operation today, its a bit ugh..."
Adam crgined a little. Drugs were no longer illegal now... Almost all illegal things
had been legalised. Google was able to help you regulate your usage, and new cleansing
techniques meant that they could remove all your cravings on the spot.
The operation was a bit uncomfortable and hence adam declined today. "Fine fine,
your such a boar" his google hurrumped at him. Entering a Bar, Adams google
fell silent. It didn't really like the Bar, but adam wanted to let go without
the needles and blood.
Adam stumbled out of the bar, unable to walk or think properly. His google was
talking to him loudly. Probably something like "You should go home" or "Your drunk".
Adam didn't mind it. He kept stumbling forward, following the female figure before him.