Perhaps the most frightening part of Nick Bostrom’s book, Superintelligence, is his scenario for the seizure of control of the world by a superintelligence:
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Someone pointed out to me on a philosophy list that I hadn’t read the original article that postulates the theory that we are living in a simulated universe. 1,166 more words
H.P. Lovecraft wrote:
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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom is a key work exploring artificial intelligence. Many including Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking, have publicly expressed their concerns that artificial intelligence could cause the extinction of man. 245 more words