"[In the future] your own brain might end up being the last place you search for information." -- Phil Libin (CEO, Evernote)
Brilliant proposals to deal with the threat of artificial intelligence defeating our species are being discussed by Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and others.
"Humans," according to Stephen Hawking, "couldn't compete and would be superseded by A.I."
The ultimate solution (at this point) seems broad and ill-defined, but the central algorithm seems clear:
Unplug the plug.
For the more adventurous, let's wait and see.
Look at the initial code functions that brought us here: Excitation. Exploration. Experimentation.
For Humans, the code should be inspired to reach further into the ultimate heights.
John DiPree is a Web designer with a passion for neuroscience, art, and business. His work has appeared in MacWorld, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Medical Hypotheses, Speculations in Science and Technology, among other outlets. His Web site (www.MindBluff.com) has been recommended by PC World Online. Readers can subscribe to his free email updates at http://mindbluff.com/subscribe.htm.