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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Scientists Believe That Humans Will Be Extinct By 2050


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This is a rather unsettling conclusion by scientists led by Jeff Nesbit. They researched the possible risks of relying on Artificial intelligence. His team found out that if machines will be self-aware and reach the ASI level(artificial super-intelligence), they can obtain the ability to wipe out humans from the face of the planet.

If the stockpiled nuclear warheads mostly made during the Cold War are fused with advanced weapons delivery systems, it can possibly make faster but more devastating wars. When these ASI systems are merged with military technology our world will face the worst case scenario that we have seen in Terminator movies.

This is a very bleak view coming from the best minds of the planet. There are recent reports of mass extinctions of other species by the year 2050. Other than the possible A.I apocalypse, the worsening effect of the climate change can devastatingly affect ecosystems and may give way to the appearance of more deadly viruses.


ASI can be a double-edged sword. If quantum computers and ASIs are used in peaceful and productive means rather than in military technology. It can solve our world's major problems, like curing diseases like cancer and eliminating scarcity itself. Futurists like Jacque Fresco believes that the proper use of these new technologies can benefit mankind in the long run.

Written by Kent McGrath, Lucis Philippines contributor.
Image: shutterstock.com



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