[ExI] What Will Humans Look Like in a Million Years?
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Thu Dec 1 20:50:07 UTC 2022
Anders Sandberg (former Exi-chat member) has a new article published.
Cyborgs v ‘holdout humans’: what the world might be like if our
species survives for a million years
Published: November 29, 2022 Author: Anders Sandberg
Foreseeable future technologies such as human enhancement (making
ourselves smarter, stronger or in other ways better using drugs,
microchips, genetics or other technology), brain emulation (uploading
our brains to computers) or artificial intelligence (AI) may produce
technological forms of new species not seen in biology.
Under silicon canopies in the Sahara, trillions of artificial minds
teem. The vast and hot data centres which power these minds once
threatened to overheat the planet. Now, most orbit the Sun, forming a
growing structure – a Dyson sphere – where each watt of energy powers
thought, consciousness, complexity and other strange things we do not
have words for yet.
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