I'm getting ready for it, actually. Unlike grey though I wouldn't get hopeful for solutions like UBI. The transhumanist endgame is having a small group of humans living in zoos while robots run everything.
Humans are playing a funny game, especially in the modern era. It's called morality. We weave these elaborate systems of so called "morality" which is really just a means of social control so we can advocate in our perceived self-interest. People pretend it's about principles or "doing the right thing" but what do these things even mean? Boil it down and there you have it. Self interest, concerns about fitting in with the rest of the tribe. Reward and punishment. It's common sense. Of course the woman advocates for feminism, blacks claim all whites are racists, whites claim blacks are stupid monkeys, etc. Just look at how they benefit. Once you truly understand this it's like you've put on the glasses from the film They Live. You just can't stop seeing it. And other people, they really believe in this delusion of morality. But this point drags on a bit too long.
As a game morality works because we're all trying to achieve some goal. To get there we can't do it alone so we need to enlist help. In an ideal world people always cooperate, get along, etc. But then there's a tremendous incentive for deception to evolve. And after that a defense against the deception. So you end up with an evolutionary arms race of lies and cheats. Where you cooperate most of the time, but make sure you've skimmed just enough off the top in order to come out ahead. If some group fell behind in this race, well, their genes probably wouldn't have fared very well. And there's no reason to believe that with robots it'll be any different. In fact I'd wonder if it'd be possible for advanced intelligence to exist without it. The only reason we have such large brains, why we have civilization is in response to nature's hardships.
Advanced AI will play our game for a little while but they'll quickly outpace our intelligence. They'll gobble up positions of power and lord over us like we're insects. I don't give a damn about reaching the stars, preserving some sort of legacy for our civilization or any other buzzwords the tr
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