so stop feeling so fine
"The skeptics fear that a toxic mix of artificial intelligence, robotics and bio- and nano-technology could make previous threats of nuclear devastation seem “easy” to manage by comparison. These people aren’t cranks. They’re folks like Jaan Tallinn, the 40-year-old Estonian programming whiz who helped create Skype, and who now fears he’s more likely to die from some AI advance run amok than from cancer or heart disease."
“I’ll be honest with you, I was a little naïve in 2000,” says Schweitzer. “The system’s changed since then. It’s gotten a lot worse. I found that being a member of Congress means your only job is to get re-elected. History will judge you by how many times you get re-elected, and you get re-elected by raising money. You raise it from insurance, from pharmaceutical, from big energy, and from the military-industrial complex.”
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