Yeah, well, I’ve been writing about this for 20 years.
And now when SERIOUS AI is inside the gates, people are starting to rouse from their slumber.
How do you think it got this far in the first place?
The so-called best minds turned themselves into computers. Data-absorbers and processors.
LOTS of people don’t and won’t understand that last paragraph, since they’ve already transformed themselves. They’re already INSIDE their data-gobbling processors, which they call their minds.
AI is the final step on that misbegotten journey.
Where do you think FIRE and THE WHEEL came from, back in the days of the cave people? It came from IMAGINATION, which infuses the soul. It didn’t come from “straight inference based on available data.”
But now, in this modern age, people see AI as a mirror of themselves. A better version. A faster version. A more comprehensive version. A less biased version.
Big Tech and its government partners are going to deploy AI (and already are) wherever they can, to operate the levers of civilization. Which, of course, includes wall to wall surveillance of every person in real time. And factory assembly lines. And medical diagnosis and treatment. And court trials. And prisons. And the daily work of bureaucrats. And policing. And teaching in schools. And the work of clerks in businesses. And Internet search functions. And regulation of vehicle traffic. And the vehicles themselves. And the surveillance and enforcement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. And the surveillance and enforcement of climate change regulations and imposed energy use quotas. And the manufacture of journalism. And news gathering. And the distribution of money. And short and long term planning for the construction, maintenance, and regulation of communities…
Because, why not? And many humans will accept these revolutionary changes, since these humans already see themselves as a kind of AI.
And the scientists? Don’t get me started. Most of those denizens believe, after 200 years of biology, that humans ARE machines, were NEVER anything BUT machines.
I hope all of the above suffices to explain the war we’re in. The big war. Which, if we lose, leads directly into the technocratic Brave New World of Huxley.
If you notice, Huxley didn’t bother to explain how the world took that drastic turn, ending up in a fake utopia.
We’re living through that turn right now.