Neuralink reminds me of Theranos. Elizabeth Holmes might be jealous.
I had similar thoughts.Interesting thread:
Global consensuses don't matter, for example, in WW2, Eisenhower reclassified German POWs as DEF (Disarmed Enemy Forces) to avoid treating them by the Geneva Convention. America already has been using it's superior tech to exert control over much of the world for decades. Do you think democracy comes naturally after a revolution? How about LGBT issues in the third world?
I had similar thoughts.
I said in this thread that AI Singularity is impossible.
It is. On its own, a machine can never become sentient, it's impossible.
There is one way though and that's demonic possesion of the hardware. Idon't know if/how that's possible, but some Bible verses might be interpreted as such. (Apocalypse 13,15)
Tell that to the Chinese when they vault ahead of us in economic, technological, and military strength. When we lose reserve currency status and the bill comes due for our insolvent military and welfare system. While we get left behind and talk about "bondage," and "sin of man."
Interesting, but this isn't the core challenge. AI capability is skyrocketing vs. human ability in multiple domains and by the end of this decade we may have already attained human+ level performance in enough areas to make AGI a real possibility.
That's the nature of all technologies though - the Internet gave us this forum, but also Facebook and Tinder., nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, penicillin but big pharma, etc. This does have very scary implications if used for mind control but you can't deny how it can help the disabled or make manual labor 100x more productive and strong.I think a lot of the benefits are overhyped regarding what you can do with this. That said, the data from this would be invaluable for neuroscience. I also don't see a problem if it is used to do stuff like help people walk again.
What scares me is the idea of recording and recalling memories. If you think Google is bad just think what would happen if they could read your thoughts. Also, you could have malicious hackers gain access and implant false memories, and even false experience. They could take over your motor system and make you do things against your will.
The problem isn't tech it's the fact that people never think about what could go wrong, and whether the risks are such that we shouldnt attempt it at all, or limit what use cases are allowed.
That's the problem, we have the ability to invent amazing things, but no moral compass, and no will to reign in the drawbacks. The people who run things are mostly ignorant of technology and won't act to curb things like big tech and big pharma. And then when they do move to do something, it generally benefits the aspects of tech that harms us, to the detriment of how it can benefit us.That's the nature of all technologies though - the Internet gave us this forum, but also Facebook and Tinder., nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, penicillin but big pharma, etc. This does have very scary implications if used for mind control but you can't deny how it can help the disabled or make manual labor 100x more productive and strong.