The web is getting more and more crowded and
due to its ‘infinite’ nature, the web infrastructure can cope with this.
Bill Gates noted his concerns on where super intelligence may lead us and the human race. He declared
“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.”
Our understanding of technological processes is increasing.
Only last week did the UK Parliament vote in favour of a three person baby fertility technique. Many have expressed significant concern at the start of a designer baby craze whilst others are celebrating the “good news for progressive medicine”.
Stephen Hawkins suggests that due to the slower biological evolution phases in humans, we will not be able to compete with the fast moving capabilities that artificial intelligence can evolve.
We have probably all seen science fiction where good intelligence compliments our living, but also that this intelligence can become distorted and threatens our living. We have seen the super intelligence shaped in the form of humans, but this need not be the future. On one hand we have the ‘collective’ Borg as harnessed in Star Trek or the less scary iRobot.
We are approaching a turning point in our evolution when decisions and care need to be taken as to how we can harness our capabilities and understandings of new processes.