Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles It’s just another morning in 2050. Mario, your buddy bio-bot, comes over to wake you up: “Time for school, Elmer. Don’t forget to hand in your final report. Remember, it’s your fifth year in high school.” What a nice buddy Mario is! With a word of thanks to Mario, you hurry to the bathroom. “Morning, Elmer,” says the wireless magic mirror. “You look good as usual. But be careful about your BMI. You’re about to become overweight.” A bunch of icons appear on the wall. A bunch of icons appear on the wall. At once a flash of light flies across to you and your body fat changes into electricity for heating the water. Now, you can enjoy a nice hot shower, quite sure that you have just reduced your BMI. On the other side of the house, the mobile table in the kitchen detects your hunger. It starts the toaster and makes your scrambled eggs the way you like them. Critical Thinking What do you think will happen if machines are made smarter and smarter? Will they one day replace human beings, as some people worry? Why or why not?