That’s Why Humans Will Be Outmoded Very Shortly.

I think it’s blissfully obvious that both sides are missing each others point — badly — about AI. Right now it’s evident that true AI is not here yet in any major way, and there are several more problems to solve before it’s here.

On the flip side, when it happens, which it will without any doubt, whether it will be 2 decades, as Ray Kurzweil and Elon Musk and Jurgen Schmidhuber and many others of high AI caliber think, or 3 or 4 decades the way many others believe, it will happen, quite soon, and when it does it will be like nothing ever felt or seen before. It will be a game-changer. Biology will be history, and Artificial Intelligence will be here, and humans will be like ants.

That’s why Elon Musk thinks that Max Tegmark’s new book should be on everyone’s reading list, to prepare for the greatest event of anybody’s life. I hope you read it, and I hope you grok that it’s utterly mindboggling, like never before in history, and you have to rethink everything. Most people won’t, which is too bad. That’s why humans will be outmoded very shortly.