The ancient Greeks knew of their powerful engineers, courageous warriors, and revolutionary thinkers, but they were also skilled predictors, predicting accurately the emergence of AI, killer robots, and motorless cars. According to a new book, American historian Adrian Mayor claims that Greek mythology depicted Many of the technological “trends” we see today.
According to the Daily Mail website, Mayor claims that the heads of Silicon Valley companies can learn one or two stories written by older people more than 2,500 years ago. Many of the figures built by Hephaestus – the god of metal making and invention – were early predictions of the emergence of Human robots, according to Dr. Mayor.
These mythological legends tell tales of the Argo, Delos, Medea, and Promethio. Stories of Talos, a bronze killer guarding Crete, as well as Pandora, described by Dr. Mayor as a replica of the Blade Runner.
Although the Greeks did not know how the technology worked, they could predict its emergence in society, as it claims, for example, Odysseus’ self-guided ships direct it to its homeland on the island of Ithaca as GPS signals.
The prediction of artificially assisted robots, Hephaistus breakfasts of gold maids and equipping them with the ability to learn, reason and skill in the Iliad Homer.
The maids were designed to anticipate their master’s requests and act without instructions, which is very similar to the modern computer learning program.
Homer’s epic poem describes self-driving tripods with nectar and delicious foods – predictions of modern self-service.
Dr. Stanford also cites several other examples that confirm the prediction of modern technology in Greek mythology in her next book, “Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Old Dreams of Technology”