I'm always fascinated with where technology is taking us, why else would I be blogging on an experimental blockchain-based social media site? The future lies in these new technologies and it's our choice to embrace or reject these innovations.
While blockchain has made financial institutions uncomfortable AI is unnerving even more people as id plans to disrupt the very life we know now. Humans aren't the best at adapting as even if we've evolved unto this point, we also take for granted our superiority on this planet so if both of those aspects are going to be thrown out with the bathwater, we could see a massive revolt should AI become too good too quickly.
Humans are good at moving the goalposts and being eased into it, will make this bitter pill go down a lot easier.
So AI is coming where you like it or not, all the things we do on the internet right now somehow is contributing to an end goal that is a mass consolidation of resources and big data which will see the birth of the Singularity.
What is the Singularity?
The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is a hypothetical future point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible and relies not on humankind for advancement, resulting in unfathomable changes to civilization.
Image source: - futurism.com
I know it sounds far fetched now, but so did self-driving cars, video calling, space travel, digital currency, yet here we are. So once AI becomes the superior race on this planet, how do you think you would react to this new world?
The way I see it, we would have 3 options to explore
Live as you do now
Just like we see the Amish of today, we may see communities reject AI and want to retain a subset of the society we have today and they should have the right to do so and live out their lives as they see fit. Using only modern technology they can control and perhaps there will be variations of these communities where some adopt narrow AI while others reject it completely and you would join the faction whose lifestyle appeals to you.
You could augment yourself with AI and be able to tap into it at will to make your life better, by loading info into your brain, like creativity patches, health patches and so much more. You would have an extended life and could probably submit to many fo the causes AI might need humans for, perhaps certain labour tasks, creative tasks or exploration tasks.
Bond with the singularity
Basically, this would see you discard your body and upload your mind into this new neural network and become a part of AI and allow you to leverage all the resources. You could live in various virtual states, tap into anything that's part of the network, fork yourself into various versions and theoretically live forever.
What do you think about the adoption of AI? Which option would you choose?
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