I’m going to expand this into an essay when I get the time:
I am kind of torn:
Yes e/acc (singularity worshipers) might destroy the world in eleven interesting ways before lunchtime…
– but –
crows, apes, etc, are conscious, will never go foom (a colloquial term for AI hard takeoff), and there’s thousands of planets full analogous sentient agents to keep the spark of consciousness burning if we do disappear up our own brainstems…
– soo – (I guess)
push the button! Turn the page!
Light the blue touchpaper and stand back!
The singularity is coming whether we like it or not, so for all you/us neo-Luddites out there, maybe it’s time to accept that you/we can’t beat em, so you/we might as well join them.
(as I said, I’m torn)
Hmmm… seems like he might be the antichrist after all. (see:THE SINGULARITY IS UPON US!)