Billionaire Elon Musk sells people actual flamethrowers and even he’s terrified of artificial intelligence.
Billionaire Elon Musk sells people actual flamethrowers and even he’s terrified of artificial intelligence (A.I.), once calling it “a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.”
Now the worst nightmare of a real-life evil-ish genius is inside the most terrifying doll in history: Chucky.
If the trailer for the upcoming Child’s Play reboot is any indication, this film will be the scariest of them all because it’ll actually be able to happen in real life.
In Child’s Play, Chucky will be controlled by artificial intelligence technology that allows the doll to connect to all Kaslan Corporation products, including a Kaslan drone that can go from 0 to 100 mph and a smart hub that controls every smart home device in your house.
At some point, Chucky’s artificial intelligence takes an evil turn with horrifying consequences.
There used to be a sublime quality to watching previous Child’s Play films where you’re in awe of people being murdered. Chucky was terrifying, but he was possessed, so the fear never left the theater.
That’ll be gone once you see the Child’s Play reboot. In theory what if Chucky turns the temperature up in the home to sweltering levels using that Google Nest that you just installed in your place last week?
Or, when Chucky takes control of a smart car and crashes it into another and your dreams of getting a Tesla become nightmares.
The already fearful reality of artificial intelligence makes Child’s Play a disturbing prophecy of the future because A.I.’s designed to observe, learn patterns, and habits in order to make decisions independent of human manipulation.
With the number of devices connected to the internet set to reach more than 30 billion across the world by 2020, there may soon be a future where everything around you is connected to the internet, and by virtue, able to be controlled.
That ominous light flickering or random door that slams shut, common tropes in horror films, take on new life in 2019. Just like Chucky. Be sure to check out Child’s Play when it hits theaters June 21.