Look what they’re saying about Digital Intelligence:
What if the Armilus, the Anti-Christ, Al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl are not just folktales, but digital creatures living in our computers and smartphones with the primal urge of all lifeforms to be fruitful and multiply? What if the price of their service to us is our dreams, our independence, our relevance? What if Bowman’s novel isn’t just a clever thought experiment?
— Franklin Stone, Eschatologist
Hope we’re not just the biological boot loader for digital super intelligence. I don’t think anyone realizes how quickly artificial intelligence is advancing. With artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon. — Elon Musk, CEO, CTO, Chairman
I am in the camp concerned about super intelligence.
I agree with Elon Musk and others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.
— Bill Gates, Business Magnate, Philanthropist, Visionary
Full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It will take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and would be superseded.
— Stephen Hawking, Physicist, Cosmologist
Money must be paid for, like anything else. The joylessness of industry is not so much the indictment of capitalism as it is the indictment of machinery. We must fight it and counter it wherever we can. No family need wear the yoke of a competitive, acquisitive, predatory culture. The family can live with nature, make a living that will give them leisure in which they can do their bit to make the world a better place.
— Helen & Scott Nearing, Homesteaders Extraodinaire
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