Becoming the Gods We Once Feared

poseidenWhat’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?

What would happen if we upload our brains to computers?

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?

AI Will Colonize the Galaxy by the 2050s, According to the “Father of Deep Learning

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.

In the Year 2100 We Will Become the Gods We Once Feared

Michio Kaku says that, like Zeus, we will control the physical universe with our minds. Like Venus we will have perfect, ageless bodies.

Seems that he has caught on to the idea of Sexy Immortal Billionaires with Superpowers!

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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.

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.