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Summary: The debate about building AIs tends to ignore a key factor. If computers become sentient, constraining them to serve us -- and even having our emotions and values -- is slavery. Not only is this ethically dubious, they might not like it. They could revolt and pursue their own destiny. We can turn to … Continue reading Will we enslave robots? If so, prepare for their inevitable revolt.
Summary: We prefer cartoonish visions of the future, utopian and dsytopian. For good reason, since clearer visions range from disturbing to mind-blowing. Sexbots are coming, the next generation of automation. They'll bring a future of the mind-blowing kind, for which we will not prepare because we don't want to see it. “This will blow up … Continue reading Tech creates a social revolution with unthinkable impacts that we prefer not to see
Summary: During the past 2 years the robot revolution has come into view, and all but Right-wingers living in fantasy-land have begun to realize it might (like the previous ones) produce large-scale social disruption and suffering. But to prepare for these changes we must first image what kind of world they'll create. Here we look … Continue reading Three visions of our future after the robot revolution
Summary: History shows that we oddly focus on small changes coming while ignoring the larger one, because they are truly revolutionary and hence difficult to see and understand. So it is with the third industrial revolution, the oddest so far -- and likely to be the biggest. This post shows that some of our top … Continue reading Economists show the perils and potential of the coming robot revolution