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no rb 3/11/2016
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The final blow to the Enlightenment will come when we build into our machines the power to learn, adapt, create and evolve. In doing so, we will give them the power to surpass us, to shape the world and themselves in ways that we never could have imagined. We have already given our institutions the ability to act on our behalf, and we are destined to have the same uneasy balance of power with our machines. We will make the same attempts to build in checks and balances, to keep their goals aligned with ours. We will face similar challenges. In doing so we need to move far away from the understandable logic of Enlightenment thinking, into something more complicated. We will worry less about the unpredictable forces of nature than about the unpredictable behaviors of our own constructions.
In doing so, we will give them the power to surpass us, to shape the world and themselves in ways that we never could have imagined.
I’m getting a type of post-humanist vibe from this. Maybe we could suprass “the human” (so to speak) instead of us being “left behind”.