The people of Russia have called the most startling scientific discoveries
The number of Russian citizens who do not trust genetic engineering and artificial intelligence, rose in December 2017. This is evidenced by data survey, conducted from 20 to 26 December 2017 the Institute of modern media (MOMRI) and the TV channel “Science”. The obtained data experts compared with the results of a similar survey in 2016.
The respondents had to answer the question: “are There any scientific discoveries, inventions that cause you anxiety, fear? What?”. Among 1,600 Russians took part in the survey, 53% did not answer or answered that they did not scare.
The biggest concern among Russians, as in December 2016, calls the weapon of mass destruction. So said 17% of the population (19% in 2016). Your response, the respondents argued that such weapons could destroy mankind.
11% of Russians in 2017 called robots, artificial intelligence, information technology and the computerization of frightening scientific discoveries against 8% in December 2016. Genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, information technologies and computerization inflict fear 10% of respondents.
Also among the scientific discoveries of alarming, mentioned the large hadron Collider, cosmic discovery and contact with extraterrestrial civilizations and the threat of the asteroid.