The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence


“We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.”
–Vernor Vinge

What does it feel like to stand here?

It seems like a pretty intense place to be standing — but then you have to remember something about what it’s like to stand on a time graph: You can’t see what’s to your right. So here’s how it actually feels to stand there:

Which probably feels pretty normal.

The Far Future: Coming Soon

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750, a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling loudly or firing a cannon in the air, and all transportation ran on hay. When you get there, you retrieve a dude, bring him to 2015, and then walk him around and watch him react to everything. It’s impossible for us to understand what it would be like for him to see shiny capsules racing by on a highway, talk to people who had been on the other side of the ocean earlier in the day, watch sports that were being played 1,000 miles away, hear a musical performance that happened 50 years ago, and play with my magical wizard rectangle, —> Read More Here


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