[ExI] for technomancers
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Wed Aug 2 16:47:56 UTC 2017
On 2 August 2017 at 17:04, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
> Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow - by Yuval Noah Harari
Harari does have quite a good point - that humans already live in a
type of virtual reality constructed by our brains. e.g. religion can
be thought of as an elaborate virtual reality game. Without the
rulebook, 'holy places' are just piles of bricks and mortar.
He has extended this thought to say that when AI causes mass
unemployment, AI will also produce really engrossing virtual reality
games for humans, so that humans can continue to explore and get the
sense of achievement that they need to remain sane.
Is that the future for all intelligent civilisations?
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