352 AI experts forecast a 50% chance AI will outperform humans in all tasks within 45 years, and take all jobs from humans within 120 years. A similar study should be done to ask non-AI experts what they forecast.
4th Industrial Revolution
The Islamic world is undergoing a scientific and technology renaissance, asserting leadership in Sustainable Development and now colonizing Mars. They expect a UAE city of 600,000 people on Mars by 2117. Will Islam conquer outer space for Allah?
If this research holds up, ‘life as we know it would change irrevocably” and ‘technology and infrastructure would never be the same.’ IBM recently announced a breakthrough by creating a 16 qubit quantum computer, which is the most powerful to date.
Mark Zuckerberg is a consummate Technocrat and societal engineer, and he is telling the Harvard class of ’17 that Universal Basic Income is the wave of the future. Will Zuckerberg drop his gargantuan billions and live with all the ‘little people’? Not a chance.
Elon Musk is a Technocrat and Utopian dreamer who preaches that the ‘good life’ is just ahead… apparently his own employees are exempt as safety is sacrificed for a tight budget to get there. Musk is also spending to colonize Mars with essentially one-way tickets to the red planet.
Many tech moguls have joined the apparent cult that seeks to leave planet earth and colonize other planets like Mars or the Earth’s moon. Amazon’s Bezos is the second-richest person on earth and wants to use robots to build out the moon. Don’t worry, he says, Amazon will be able to deliver products to the moon. Bon voyage, Jeff.
If the feature of teaching robots to teach other continues as a core meme to the industry, then these over-educated Technocrats will be sowing the seeds of our own destruction.
The author, Yuval Noah Harari, is a atheist who thinks he can divine the future. This article might raise your blood pressure, but you need to read this from his own pen. On the other hand, Harari also speaks for the global elite on futuristic visions.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has become the richest man in the world through automation and Artificial Intelligence; he is also the epitome of a modern-day Technocrat. Amazon is destroying the retail industry, malls and stores across America.
Technocrats will destroy trillion dollar industries just because they can. Autonomous vehicles fueled by Artificial Intelligence and electricity will become the norm and combustion engine cars will be a distant legacy of the industrial revolution.