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Re: Artificial Intelligence

From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 02:56:20 -0500 (EST)
Archived: Sat, 05 Jan 2013 07:36:41 -0500
Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 17:55:08 -0000
>Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence

<snip>

>That might not seem to apply to 'machines' incapable of breeding
>with humans, but it might lead to a splitting of the human race,
>into those with AI 'slaves' and the rest who still fend for
>themselves.

>An impartial look at history tells us that 'slave-owners' (or
>aristocrats in later societies) always become incompetent and
>eventually die out.

>Cheers

>Ray D
Not slaves, cyborgs. Humanity will most likely split but it's
split would be into the cyborgs and those merging with
technology versus the minority of humans who will wish
to remain human. As a transhumanist I fully support
any person's wish to remain a pure human. In fact, if I were to
ever become like the gods via merging with machines I
would actually dedicate my life to the preservation of the
human species, making sure that pure humans survive and
defending them from say another of the 'gods' who may
think they have other plans for the humans.

As we progress far into the future where most of the population
is cyborgs or have completely uploaded their minds into machines
the pure humans will play less and less a role in society. There
will quickly come a time when they literally contribute
absolutely nothing to society and are instead just like pets. At
this time they will become vulnerable to the 'gods' who may wish
to wipe them out, use them as a resource, or make them slaves.
That's why it's important to have friendly 'gods' protecting
humanity.

I've even toyed around with the idea that I would need at least
24 young, healthy specimens of each race in order to produce a
healthy breeding population but perhaps that itself is too low a
number. I would quietly choose my humans, abduct them against
their will, talking about a crises capable of wiping out
humanity here, and then transport them to a new planet in which
I would have prepared in advance. I would repeat the process as
necessary. I would not interfere per say with their development
but I do know I would have to help them jump start their culture
via agriculture, language, and the basics of civilization, that
same things that the old gods allegedly taught humanity. But
that would be it. No more interfering.

In fact, I would probably sleep most of the time only awakening
when I am alerted to a potential threat or when my humans are
ready to split off again into gods and men. I might have to
guide them through that process as well. Which brings me to
something else I've wanted to touch on. What if our visitors are
here because they know we are about to create A.I. and thus,
about to become gods ourselves?

I do have this sneaky suspicion that this process of splitting
off has occurred multiple times in the history of humanity. But
I guess that would be better left to the science fiction writers
to explore.


Jason Gammon



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