Sports is an intrinsic part of civilization but sport as we know it is in for a game changer with artificial intelligence being combined with human skill for a new era of sport to commence. Just as art and technology have evolved with our species so has sport. Considering that almost overnight after the birth of the car in the late 19th century we had Motorsports, it makes sense that now robotics are finding their way into the modern-day sporting competitions.
The future is set to be mind blowing for those who watch and those who participate. Athletes of the future will not simply be human, at least not by todayâs standards. It is believed that cyborgs, robots, biconically enhanced humans and humans who have legally taken performance enhancing drugs will all combine for a sort of mutated special Olympics for the ultimate sporting and species test. Future sports will face many ethical challenges as technology progresses to combine man and machine and genetically alter man it raises the question of reality. Faster, stronger, quicker humans will be in place due to the drug trials that will take place to get them to the zone they need to be in to compete. Thus, the athlete of tomorrow will be in a completely different category from those of today.
Artificial limbs with inhuman powers could also lead way for a new wave of sporting practice and as personal flight craft goes mainstream, we could see results of future flying sports taking center stage. It may seem a little bizarre but it makes sense sport becomes part of the `robot take over`. Time will tell in terms of the strange new found sport theories but medicinal engineers and AI specialists do essentially have the technology to make this happen. In more believable robotics the founders of MegaBots, USA, have developed giant bots at 15foot tall and 12,000 pounds to fight one another who can even fire giant paintballs from arm cannons, for a new wave of sporting entertainment.