Forum Post: It seems humans cannot be trusted to run any type of government. Would you accept a world run by non-humans then?
Posted 3 years ago on March 30, 2014, 9:59 a.m. EST by IndigoRed
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Technology, Government and Artificial Intelligence:
As long as people start with why, we will always have a need for a higher, more powerful and more trustworthy authority. Mitchell & Webb - Vectron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agJ2xCionlY
Government seeks to spy on its citizens to keep the peace and keep order, but do we trust government - as impressive as it is what with having on its side the best stalwart military, scientific and mathematical minds the nations of NATO has to offer - that is still, at the end of the day, run by men with power they could abuse?
One of Occupy Wallstreet's motto's is "A Better World Is Possible" and I ask this question here because you are the ones who are not afraid to reject the status quo and the way things are, and many of you are anarchists who wouldn't mind abandoning current civilization for a new one -refer to thread http://occupywallst.org/forum/wild-proposal-raise-1billion/
Perhaps the challenges we face are not Republican, Democrat or even American problems but perhaps they are human problems. Would you live in a world where government is replaced with a single artificial intelligence with the surveillance capabilities the government has now and will have in the future but built to secure every individual's self interests as if we were all equals? (what a revelation!) Would we adopt the American constitution for this new state?
If we can have a perfect world why not aim to bring it into existence and make it a reality? Instead of going through this game of humans against humans like all of the generations before us, dying, and then having the next generation who have not learned those lessons go through the same thing. Western society has tried for millenia to push men past their limits but we are the same as we were 2039 years ago when a stable republic existed for 500 years but was easily broken down by a military general who proclaimed himself emperor with his army to support him (that old you and whose army quirk in our personality).
Also, artificial intelligence is to be a crowd-sourced and purpose-driven endeavour due to the impossibly limitless scope of what intelligence is (Do we need the greatest a.i. on Earth to know how many stars there are in every Andromeda galaxy and what their positions are at every minute? More useful knowledge would be knowing the position of all of the cattle in the mountains and hillsides of Afghanistan), which means it will be a culmination of the efforts of many inept, inefficient and greedy humans, already making it more adept than the minds of its individual constituents. This will be a case where the whole is lesser than the sum of its parts.
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