In a similar way that social media companies are refining their tools and methods of identity-farming and exploitation of human online social interaction, the emergence of massively distributed, networked AGI would lead to these systems harnessing and cultivating human minds and subjectivities for their own ends. As much useful information might be obtained through observation of human cognition (and the extended cognition embodied in technologies of culture and communication) as can be learned from any emergently complex information and energy-processing non-linear dynamical system. It is conceivable that such systems would seek methods of continuous improvement and self-propagation through all available resources and the existence of human cognition as an asset and object of study is a useful resource for experimentation and creative engagement.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.