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Exploring the Progress of Artificial Intelligence: From Tools to Transhumans

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As scientists continue to study the development of artificial intelligence (AI), some, like Anders Sandberg, see it as more than just the creation of a useful technological tool. They believe it is a crucial step in the evolution of the […]

Exploring the Progress of Artificial Intelligence: From Tools to Transhumans

As scientists continue to study the development of artificial intelligence (AI), some, like Anders Sandberg, see it as more than just the creation of a useful technological tool. They believe it is a crucial step in the evolution of the human species. Sandberg considers himself an extropian, one of the advocates of transhumanism.

Transhumanism is a broader concept that revolves around the idea that the human condition can be improved through technology, whether it’s prolonging life, enhancing intelligence, or shaping our bodies according to our own visions. Extropianism, on the other hand, is a concept that opposes entropy, suggesting that things can improve over time instead of constantly deteriorating into chaos.

The potential combination of artificial intelligence and transhumanist ideas could lead to the creation of superintelligent machines and open up new possibilities for humanity. As Sandberg claims, “If there is a machine that can do what a human can do, and if humans can create machines that can think, then we can expect to be able to automate the production of even smarter machines.” This idea could result in an “intelligence explosion,” where AI reaches a level comparable to that of a deity.

This vision of the future not only involves modifying the external environment but also modifying the human being itself. It suggests that, as individuals, we can enhance ourselves, our bodies, and our minds according to our own life projects. As a society, we can organize ourselves in better ways, connecting minds through technology or markets, and expanding our knowledge and experience of the world and the cosmos. The new technology enables us to overcome death, transcend the limitations of our biological bodies, upload our minds to the cloud, and explore the vastness of space.

Artificial intelligence and its progression towards superintelligence are increasingly impacting our discussions on the relationship between technology and the human species. However, currently, there is no clear answer as to what consequences this will have. Are we truly approaching the creation of a superintelligent machine? These questions spark debates on the future visions of AI, and it is the extropians who have possessed visionary ideas and have driven technological advancements since the early days of the internet. As the internet was still in its infancy, people like Sandberg joined online groups that discussed the future of humanity. This spontaneous extropian community significantly influenced the technological development we have today.

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