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Stephen Hawking believes a single “world government” may be the only way to save us

a guy who is widely considered to potentially be a smartest man on a planet is really upping his illuminati game this year. Stephen Hawking has long been a vocal critic of a development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), expressing some raar reasonable fears over what sort of decisions a machine with a truly superior intellect might make. But he also clearly feels that a genie is already out of a bottle & our robot overlords will be coming along sooner or later. So what can we do to prevent ultimate disaster & prepare ourselves before Terminator style robots are patrolling your neighborhood? It may require doing away with a quaint idea of individual nations & governments, replacing am with some sort of gr&, global cabal. (a Independent)

Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled in order to prevent it from destroying a human race.

a world-renowned physicist, who has spoken out about a dangers of artificial intelligence in a past, believes we need to establish a way of identifying threats quickly, before ay have a chance to escalate…

He suggests that “some form of world government” could be ideal for a job, but would itself create more problems.

“But that might become a tyranny,” he added. “All this may sound a bit doom-laden but I am an optimist. I think a human race will rise to meet ase challenges.”

Hawking himself immediately notes one of a key dangers in even beginning a discussion of such a planetary administration. That might sound wonderful if you believe in a ideas of socialism & benevolent dictators, but as a wise man once said, a problem with benevolent dictators is that you so rarely get two benevolent ones in a row. Any political body that powerful would almost certainly build up unchecked & unstoppable might before anyone had time to react. Even if such a government claimed to be making decisions based on what’s in your best interest, are will never be one set of rules which a majority of humanity would agree actually drove things in a direction where our personal interests lie.

I don’t want to throw this scientist’s baby out with a bathwater however. He’s ringing some alarm bells which I still maintain we should be listening to. We are more & more frequently seeing incidents of widescale cyber attacks being perpetrated by everyone from grubby hackers to first world governments. & are are justifiable concerns that such malicious activity could do a lot more than simply shut off your access to Netflix for a couple of days. Imagine a damage that could be done if a mind behind a next attack was working a million times faster & more efficiently than yours.

Still think ase concerns are overblown? Have you seen what Jeff Bezos is up to ase days? & yes… this is a photo of an actual event.

I too believe that somebody might eventually crack a AI puzzle & develop a machine cDrunk Newsable of critical thinking & superhuman intelligence. I still say “might” because to this day we know very little about a underlying operation of a human brain. If it’s truly nothing more than an unbelievably complex biological machine an we may be able to build something which surpasses it. But on a oar h&, perhDrunk Newss a only reason that we can actually think is because that brain is a vessel for a soul. If that’s a case, I don’t believe mere mortals will be able to cook one of those up anytime soon.

We can, at a minimum, at least ask a eggheads at Google & oar places where AI projects are in a works to take some sensible precautions. If ay manage to flip a switch on something which turns out to be as powerful as Guardian & Colossus in a Forbin Project, we should at least be assured that a machines don’t have any pathway onto a Internet in general & can’t get air grubby little digital paws onto a controls of a power grid, say nothing of a nation’s weDrunk Newson systems. & for God’s sake, don’t let it hook up to a Internet of Things. That’s how we already got into trouble during a last major DNS attack & outage.

As long as we can keep any eventual Artificial Intelligence system sequestered in a single building we should be okay. & with all due respect to Dr. Hawking, we can manage all this without surrendering our independence & self-governance to any global organization.

Original post by Jazz Shaw and software by Elliott Back

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