Legacy humans must erect cultural barriers now, before we’re overwhelmed
"'...This technological revolution is unstoppable.'"
Not so - nothing a few strategically-located EMP's won't cure.
The skids on which this menace rides are (like all menaces) being greased by the failure of the collective wet-mind to know itself, especially its own weaknesses. That mind is hell-bent on the thrill of playing with matches in a gasoline refinery. A true spiritual awakening would result in a big fat transhuman coitus interruptus.
But you can forget negotiating for rights against these crazies.
Keep it coming. I wonder how far the God of heaven will let it go. Thanks for keeping us informed.
Excellent article, Joe. As I read it I got a clear "emotional memory" of the of the artificial interpersonal landscapes of "Bladerunner". From the standpoint of full human happiness, any version of what you describe will be a desolate, barren shadow of existence for some small portion of us who really know and enjoy the depth of the legacy human experience. I fully concur with another commenter, time to completely unplug and find others who want to build a society of legacy humans.
Thank you for all you do!
I inch closer and closer to unplugging entirely every day. I'm down to a landline phone and this laptop. There may be no stopping me now.
Just call me Luddite Lucy... ♥
IMHO, excellent insight and a highly reasonable pro/con for some of the key issues.
.... "The AI is motivated to learn by Pavlovian “reward models,” like a neural blob receiving hits of dopamine every time it gets the right answer. "
Ditto everyone using AI.
A vortex of reciprocal Dante(ian) 'modified host behavior', culminating as a wholly new form of *matter-information*. E.g. Star Trek's Q of the Q Continuum.
--- PS --- (modified host behaviour) is in title of videos on my Rumble which present that concept: https://rumble.com/c/c-1852196
Brilliant piece Joe Allen! Thank you.
Few notice as well as you do the 'religious/spiritual' constant that runs through this whole agenda. The 'Google god' et al. But if they did, they would understand that all this (un)godly fakery sits on the assumed supremacy of the neural mind as the (lowest, actually) common denominator shared by humans and synthetic intelligence - the logical counterpoint to which is the true human mind that does not live only 'in the head' and the multi-dimensional sense of 'the spiritual' that is natural to us. But to go there, we need to clean up the toxins in our minds, and these run deeper than we suspect thanks to all the unacknowledged false beliefs that run the show inside us - even in the 'awakened'.
I can't help but think that given the inputs and the curbs so they will be "politically correct" (whatever the hell that really means as the parameters change constantly) that the AI's will end up being insane.
Will there be a need to create AI psychiatrists and therapists to treat them? Will the autonomous cars develop road rage and purposefully crash into other cars?
WOW!!!!! This a work of genius. Keep up the great reporting and prognostication. I repeat. You should be preparing a book. I'll be first in line to buy it!
Every bot is merely a product of his programmer.
God help us!
Thank you, Joe. Your Awesome!
Thank you for your insights.
Thank God for the Orthodox Christian religion which is kept on Mount Athos.
This article reminds me that there are suckers born every minute, but they are not the majority. I also remember the days of the hula hoops, yoyos, klackers, transistor radios, pong and the addictive behaviors that were cultivated by those same entrepreneurs. Computers are just another toy for the boobs and suckers who allow them to control their lives. Then there are those of us who know how to use them without giving them our souls or all our private info. I'm just glad so many parents woke up to take back the schools in order to redirect the education of their children. Just like the demise of all those toys I mentioned...
"Yep, here's your problem. Someone set this thing to evil." - Krusty the Clown doll repairman on The Simpsons
Great stuff, as always Joe. It all started when our tech leaders decided they could open up the pools of our data in the Cloud to training the AI bots. Did they ask permission? Where are the ethics committees and morality police when you need them? So stop uploading your stuff to the 'free' storage spaces. It's not free. Keep all your tech separate and if nothing else, they won't be able to clone your personality because that's coming - like the custom DNA medicine, they will develop 'helper' clones to deal with all the mundane online responses as you supposedly invest your time in more higher-level tasks.
Any novelty has two conditions – optional and mandatory. The more subtle way, and an intermediate step, is a quasi-mandatory stance where the user goes to the midway in order not to be left behind or, other utilitarian reasons. The problem is how to get disconnected once the individual is in the grip of the technology. The Chatbot is another credit card-like usage. I would mention the vaccines too. Once they figure out how to monetize it we have no escape.
As I was reading this, Short Circuit came to mind, and then I saw your visual reference of Johnny 5. I tell you, the stuff you write scares me. Does it keep you up at night?
Just remember most of this was first started by Military groups. This has been inevitable. The biggest problem in preventing it from succeeding is separating money and technology which people LOVE more than anything. It’s the same reason why many are willing to take a vax or implant chips in their head for connectivity SMH.
Technology destroys ALL God given rights!!!