Max Hodak, co-founder of Departed Neuralink, has a grim outlook on humanity's fate: The robot uprising will be inevitable and humans will be left behind.
His argument is a bit difficult to understand, but it is clear that AI won't conform to human preconceptions about the best economic and political models for society.
He wrote that socialism is objectively harmful to humans. However, capitalism is an amazingly effective way to advance humanity.
This type of incompatibility can lead to irreconcilable differences.
He added that we are going to be so destroyed.
It is possible that the value systems humans used to organize societies throughout history, regardless of whether they succeeded in bringing about meaningful change, may no longer be relevant.
I don't know, I think that the larger point is that machines may have more freedom in how they organize themselves than humans, Hodak said in a follow up tweet. It takes many generations to improve cognitive technology in human societies.
This news comes just a few months after Hodak quit brain implant startup Neuralink, which he co-founded in May with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
He wrote that he no longer works at Neuralink (as per a few weeks back) in a mysterious tweet. I gained a lot from the company and am still a big cheerleader! Moving on to the next step.
Neuralink was given the task of developing brain computer interfaces. This is based on Hodaks work at Neuralink. His recent comments are all the more fascinating.
This has been Musk's priority number one. Musk, the billionaire CEO, has stated repeatedly that machines will eventually get us. This warning sign should be enough to motivate us to tackle the problem using cutting-edge technologies.
Neuralinks whole mission statement states that if you don't beat them, you should join them.
It remains to be seen if humanity's advances in AI and robotics will allow it to find new ways to organize ourselves to face a rapidly changing future. Hodak may be right to believe that this kind of shift could take entire genera.
Machines on the other side, however, start from scratch. It could lead to our death if they ever get to the point where they can organize themselves independently of our input.
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