What’s next for humanity and artificial intelligence? Will we be the AI, and effective cogs in a machine? Will we be the owners of the intelligence — which won’t exactly be us? Or will we become something far different?
Robin Hanson discusses his book, The Age of Em. Will our progeny be uploaded copies of human minds — worker bees of a vast new economy? Is this the next stage in evolution or is it a nightmare slavery scenario? And if the latter, did our smartphones somehow lead us down this path?
Jürgen Schmidhuber asserts that, by 2050, there will be trillions of self-replicating robot factories on the asteroid belt.
In a few million years, robots will naturally explore the galaxy out of curiosity, setting their own goals without much human interaction.
Michio Kaku says that, like Zeus, we will control the physical universe with our minds. Like Venus we will have perfect, ageless bodies.
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Interestingly, this scenario is not incompatible with Robin Hanson’s view that all the actual humans will be retired in the Em scenario.