A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Homo Deus: An existential threat outlined

Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Hariri, is as consequential a read as Ray Kurzweil's Age of the Spiritual Machine. Whereas Kurzweil presented all the benefits of Artificial Intelligence, as well as the mathematical inevitability of superintelligence, Hariri raises the question of what to do with the mass of unenhanced humans who will soon be out of a job. Anyone who thinks about the social contract needs to be aware how the preferred  role of people is about to get hammered by a wave of networked superintelligence.