Transhumanists and other anti-human exceptionalists have been arguing of late that artificial-intelligence machines are destined to become so sophisticated that they will become “self-aware.”
Transhumanists seek to “seize control of human evolution” by harnessing the naked power of biotech, cyber tech, and computer tech.
“Remove the sun,” wrote Isaac Asimov, “and the human brain would not have developed.”
Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are scared about AI and the prospect of a “Terminator” future. But the U.S. military isn’t.
Admittedly, that may come as a surprise to Elon Musk, but I think Robert Marks defends the argument with a certain persuasive mischievousness.