[ExI] How fun could doom intelligent life to a blissful extinction

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 22:54:36 UTC 2023

On Thu, 20 Jul 2023 at 23:27, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2023, 12:06 PM BillK via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> If nanotech with virtually unlimited power is developed, then humanity
>> will only survive with total control over how every member of the
>> population uses nanotech. Perhaps an AGI which monitors and controls
>> the behaviour of every human will be required.
> Unfortunately, total control of all humans - even just of very large groups -
> has proven impossible, and will likely remain so even with AI.
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Perhaps the developers of nanotech might decide to spread nanotech by
a disease which changes human brains to make them avoid fighting and
attacking other humans?  Both 1984 and Brave New World used drugs to
keep the population happy and under control. Nanotech should be able
to be even more successful at achieving that result.


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