With Robert J. Marks, Dr. Lennox discusses AI’s cousin, transhumanism, its surprising history, and its potentially very dark future.
A key question as we move toward this future, says Lennox, is what does it mean to be human?
As with early AI, the claims are inflated, unsupported, and the solutions do not scale to real world problems. Perhaps an EA “winter” is long overdue.
Lennox, the beloved Oxford mathematician, asks, “What will the year 2084 hold for you — for your friends, for your family, and for our society?”
One of the tragic trends in thinking about evolution has been to blur the distinction between humans and animals. History warns us not to regard this lightly.