Fear Our AI Overlords By Brian Simpson

     In an age of madness, this is to be expected; Elon Musk, the guy who has cars that sometimes ignite:

     He is working on a project to merge human brains with AI. Whooaha, who gave him permission to do this? Why is this sort of research being permitted? Will the brains catch on fire too? Wait, it is science and technology, and thus part of the official religion of the West, or at least the  insane capitalism-impregnated West, and thus  beyond criticism:

“Elon Musk finally admitted late Tuesday that Neurolink’s (Musk’s brain-machine interface startup) official goal is to eventually merge human brains with artificial intelligence. The ultimate ending would be to “achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence.” Musk plans to begin human trials on an early version of Neuralink intended to treat brain injuries next year, and he says that by “merging with AI,” humans will be able to keep up with AI. “Ultimately we can do a full brain-machine interface,” Musk said in an announcement that was widely live-streamed, according to a report by Vice. “This is going to sound pretty weird. Ultimately we can achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence. This is not a mandatory thing, this is something you can choose to have if you want. This is going to be really important at a civilization-level scale. Even in a benign AI scenario, we will be left behind. With a high-bandwidth brain-machine interface, we can go along for the ride and have the option of merging with AI.”  Even though Musk claims it won’t be “mandatory,” things could always change.  Laws could begin to mandate anyone who wants to participate in society to link their brain with AI. Especially considering Neuralink has operated largely in secret since it was announced in 2017.  Information about Neurolink from public records documents obtained by Gizmodo show that it has been funding primate research studies at universities in California. Tuesday was the company’s “coming out party.” Musk stated that his goal with this presentation (video below) was to recruit engineers and scientists to Neurolink’s team.”


     The great problem here is that there is no democratic control over these elites reshaping the entire nature of humanity. Because of money and profit, the system permits anything that generates a buck, and is thought to give more power to the super-capitalist elites. Yet, it all could come unstuck, since the AI monster could break its chains and become the new ruler. What use would an AI super-brain overlord have for the petty bs that our Dark Lords engage in? The super-elites are probably driven by notions of superiority and hatred, mixed with nihilism and world weariness from having too much wealth for too long. But, a displacing machine may not have desires as we know it, and may seek to eliminate the human pests that distract it some abstract mathematics, or some cognitive activity, we know not what. If this happens then I sincerely hope that the AI overlords eliminate us all rather than remaining the slaves of the Dark Lords. It would be poetic justice, and that is something the universe needs now, maybe even more than love.



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Saturday, 13 August 2022