Acclaimed and controversial professor Hugo de Garis describes a vision of the future based on the concept of singularity. By 2050, he says, the rapid free flow of ideas and information will lead to a global democracy called “Globa.” At the same time, artificial intelligence will become trillions of times more intelligent than human beings. It may read like science fiction, but this essay will cause you to think about how technology is changing our world. getAbstract recommends de Garis’s perspective to futurists, techies and anyone interested in rapidly progressing technology.
In this summary, you will learn
- How rapidly accelerating technology will lead to a global state called “Globa”,
- What dangers Globa will face and
- How humans’ expectations of artificial intelligence could divide humanity
About the Author
Hugo de Garis is the author of The Artilect War: Cosmists vs. Terrans: A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines.