Evolution

Perhaps we can evolve from the “I” to the “we”, not just the collective “we” but an embodied “we”. Humans have recently evolved through our new appendage, the handphone. When are we going to implant a chip? We can’t live without a handphone anymore, people are constantly using them, even while walking. With a chip implanted we might also evolve mentally and become a truer collective with the ability to access and share data through the WIFI cloud.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink has created a chip that will be able to cure quadriplegia by copying the neurological communication across broken pathways in the brain. However Neuralink’s main purpose is to provide the brain direct access to technology and not to be left behind by Artificial Super Intelligence. We won’t fix the intelligence gap, only the knowledge gap. We might augment our intelligence with an AI version of self. 

I think we’ll just have to accept human stupidity as we become cyborgs. AI might emphasize the best qualities of human intelligence and not become racist, judgemental or self serving. We could allow it to take care of all our physical needs and be left to focus on the arts, humanities and love leaving human organisation to the glorified calculator. Indeed we’ll be able to travel space with it, humanity will become immortal. 

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