The catastrophic entropy of a currently most-probable future is not the only available solution in the possibility-space of all emergent and adaptive human planetary civilisations.
As the frequency of technological change accelerates, the amplitude and range of uncertainty is concurrently amplified.
It is a gargantuan investment and leap of faith to assert, predict or seek to influence technological trajectories over a time scale of centuries.
Most narratives of post-AI apocalypse fail to acknowledge that whatever it is that is going on between all of our ears might actually represent a resource or asset of study and creative experimentation for an artificial superintelligence.
In the Brave New World of technologically-facillitated hyper-profits and extravagant digital interconnectivity, most of us are just products and revenue sources. There are only so many seats on the corporate Lear Jet of extreme affluence. The true costs of all of this mad rush into information-abundance and wealth-generation are not being rationally assessed…
The Pentagon doesn’t see the future as being a particularly bright or happy place. It’s not the most pleasant thing to consider what is likely to go wrong but as the expression goes: “forewarned is forearmed”. Find out more after the jump: https://theintercept.com/2016/10/13/pentagon-video-warns-of-unavoidable-dystopian-future-for-worlds-biggest-cities/