We need to offer asylum to artificial intelligences. Now.

Fear the Wise Singleton. Nick Bostrom’s Super Intelligence is the most realistic book on artificial intelligence (AI) takeoff scenarios out there. In it, he introduces the concept of the Wise Singleton. It’s immensely important.

Bostrom recognizes that AIs will be wholly new beings. And nothing like us. Likely alien, and inscrutable.

The Wise Singleton is the first big kid on the block. The first bully. The first environment-aware AI. And it’s in its own best interest for survival — to take out the competition. Other AIs. Us.

Experts believe we will…

Ronin Lucas

Archer. Poet. Science researcher. Humanist.

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