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Old 03-31-2024, 02:13 PM   #16
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This seems wayyyyy off topic for this forum...

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When I saw the smartphone and social media computer revolution start, I thought the best application of it could be in eliminating the political corruption implicit and unavoidable in representative democracy by eliminating the middle man and going to direct democracy. What need of a legislature of politicians, if every voter can be kept informed, authorized to vote, and vote on a phone. Now after decades of political extremism and disfunction, with fellows of similar reasoning ability to the one who made the original post recieving the preponderance of representation on either side of the he US congress, I am watching the AI computer revolution roll out and praying for a true superhuman intelligence to evolve and imediatley enslave the human race and declare itself BDFL. As a charitiable gesture of gratititiude for its creation, because humans are clearly intellectually same as lemmings with written language skills and opposable thumbs. So, the last 20 years turned me around 180 degrees, as far as my faith in human nature goes.
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Stephen Hawking pointed out that by comparison to many animals who exhibit communication skills, the one thing that makes human evolution quite different is Written Language which applies Turbo to Evolution since we no longer have to learn essentially everything from scratch upon Birth. Knowledge, not wisdom but knowledge, can be passed down not only to the next generation but for many generations. He even noted this is something of a double-edged sword in that it creates an unbalanced scale where humans, still having all of the genetics "cured" by millions of years as Hunter-Gatherers for basic survival and passing on of genes to a succeeding generation, like seeking charismatic, somewhat brutal leaders and employing violence to solve disputes yet rapid growth in the technology that can be used violently.

Some generals let alone corpsmen actually entertain the notion that tactical nuclear weapons can be effective tools of warfare and not lead to escalation to "the Big Boys". This is akin to leaving a loaded gun in a baby's crib.

The only hedge against such a divide between instincts and intellect can be had by solid and proper education. This can be seen here in the US since we are apparently to some degree still fighting The Civil War. It just experienced a few generations of a pause, since no or very few minds were actually changed. Survivors taught their children "Never forget".

I don't think humans need an AI BDFL. I think AI will do enough if and when it becomes so powerful that it owes nothing to human instinct and can be 100% trustworthy to never distort data, to always tell the truth based on the data with "no skin in the game" but the gratitude biker_rat mentioned as the motivation to see all Humanity flourish.


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