Elon Musk: Become cyborgs or risk humans being turned into robots’ pets

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/02/elon-musk-become-cyborgs-or-risk-humans-being-turned-into-robots/

Elon Musk, the billionaire boss of Tesla and SpaceX, has said that humans need to become cyborgs to avoid becoming “house cats” for vastly more intelligent robots.

Musk said that as artificial intelligence advances, people will need to augment their brain power with digital technology to prevent them becoming irrelevant.

He backed the idea of a “neural lace” – a new electronic layer of the brain that would allow us to instantly access online information and greatly improve cognitive powers by tapping into artificial intelligence.

“Under any rate of advancement in AI we will be left behind by a lot. The benign situation with ultra-intelligent AI is that we would be so far below in intelligence we’d be like a pet, or a house cat. I don’t love the idea of being a house cat,” he said at San Francisco’s Code Conference.

“The solution that seems maybe the best one is to have an AI layer. A third digital layer that could work symbiotically [with your brain].”

Scientists have already begun work on a neural lace, successfully testing the concept with mice by injecting them with a device. They believe it could be used for monitoring the brain to fight diseases, or to improve cognitive power.

Musk, who made billions from PayPal and has ambitions to colonise Mars, said he did not know of a particular company working on neural lace, but that he was tempted to invest in the technology himself.

“Somebody’s gotta do it, I’m not saying I will. If somebody doesn’t do it then I think I should probably do it,” he said.

Musk said the scenario in which humans are turned into pets was the optimistic one, and that the true consequences of artificial intelligence could be much worse. Last year he launched a $1 billion fund into research on saving humanity from AI, and has joined Professor Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates in warning about the dangers.

He also updated attendees on the progress of the Tesla Model 3, the company’s first mass-market electric vehicle, saying the design will be finished in six weeks.

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here he goes again..

“humans need to become cyborgs to avoid becoming “house cats” for vastly more intelligent robots.”

what sort of nightmare world would that be?

“Musk, who made billions from PayPal and has ambitions to colonise Mars, said he did not know of a particular company working on neural lace, but that he was tempted to invest in the technology himself.“Somebody’s gotta do it, I’m not saying I will. If somebody doesn’t do it then I think I should probably do it,” he said.”

the fake frontman for fake projects?

“He backed the idea of a “neural lace” – a new electronic layer of the brain that would allow us to instantly access online information and greatly improve cognitive powers by tapping into artificial intelligence.”

fuck that..seriously..

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~ by seeker401 on June 9, 2016.

6 Responses to “Elon Musk: Become cyborgs or risk humans being turned into robots’ pets”

  1. Meow

  2. In MY OPINION, this guy ‘appears’ to be nothing more than a CIA / Government created entity like Gates and Zuckerberg and the Google guys- most likely created by an agency like or of IN Q TEL, giving the appearance of a public-private owned and operated enterprise that have deeper agendas than this sick one he is presenting – cyborgs – brought to you by the Cyclops.

  3. Lessee, lessee…in a war between the machines and the humans, who do I bet on?
    The massively intelligent machines that can think thousands of times faster than any human? Or the humans, with millions of years of evolution under their belts, all geared to make them excellent at slaughter, chaos, destruction, and just breaking things in general?

    The question is moot, actually. Humans have drives, born into them from conception, desires to achieve and take power…the only “drive” any computer or machine can be said to have is to complete a task they are ordered to complete by some human.

    In any competition, humans win…because the machine has no desire to compete at all, much less win.
    We care, they don’t…we win.
    It’s just as simple as that.

  4. This could help me to weed my vegetable patch in a more efficient way – must get this done .

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