Regulatory Capture Won’t Stop the Singularity

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“We’ve been hurtling toward the ‘singularity’ for at least 3.3 million years, ever since one of our ancestor hominins  (probably Australopithecus or Kenyanthropus) started using tools to make their work easier. Over those millions of years, we’ve continuously improved our tools … and our tools have continuously improved us. We’re not really the same animal we were before the automobile, let alone before the wheel. We can do things our grandparents, and those hominins, never dreamed of. Once we started developing tools that could crack nuts better than us, speak across greater distances than us, travel faster than us, etc., it was inevitable that we’d eventually develop tools which could think better than us. And having now done that, we’ll have to accept the consequences.” (05/16/23)