Two recent articles highlight the dilemma faced in this era of rapid innovation: the potential to enhance humanity, and the opportunity to diminish it.
We are heading for a future where our natural human capabilities are going to be radically augmented in three ways.
The number of potentially valuable building blocks is exploding around the world, and the possibilities are multiplying like never before.
The building blocks to both enhance and/or diminish humanity are there – it’s a question of how we as a society manage this exponential world.
Rapid advancement in science and technology promise to disrupt the digital systems of our day, creating entirely new sources of value.
As with everything in life, our path forward requires balance: enabling the good, while mitigating the risk of unintended consequences.
Science and technology are converging in a way that makes even the most ridiculous sounding scenario viable - and at great speed.
In the context of human history, we could very well be entering the third tipping point: from an industrial to an automated society.
Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether?
Why do Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates fear AI and express concern that it may be a threat to humanity’s survival?
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