Super-intelligent AI is enough of a reality that Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have all expressed their concerns– but can we create consciousness?
“We’ve come this far, because we are the smartest creatures that have ever lived. But to continue, we require more than intelligence– we require wisdom.”
– Sir David Attenborough, ‘A Life On Our Planet’
Our wild and imminent future not only pushes us to redetermine our sense of ‘place’, but also to broaden our perspective upon ourselves.
In this first part of a short series, I focus on how we come to ‘place’ ourselves in the face of our modern scientific understanding.
Mars colonies, Sentient AI, Climate Collapse, Overpopulation, Cybernetic Enhancements, Uploading Consciousness… What are the implications of such a possible future for us as individuals?