Comment of the Day: “What Will a Civilization a Million Years Ahead of Earth Look Like?”

 

          
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"All of these conjectures assume human beings simply getting more advanced in some linear way… and assuming the same for biological creatures elsewhere. Yet, in less than a century of the existence of binary ai, we have many scientists talking seriously about parity and beyond of ai. The 'beyond' is also likely to be an exponential development. And it is to arrive in less than 50 years, not centuries or hundreds of centuries. The big philosophical question is: If "we" survive a million years, what is 'we'? I would feel much more familiar with identifying with a dinosaur or fish than what ai will become in the next few centuries, if ai is what I 'become'…"

John


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