Could we survive an AI take over?
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The world depends on electricity to function correctly, and what if it where to disappear on us, almost seemingly by a whim. This can AND HAS HAPPENED before. Its a phenomena known as a solar flare. For a quick definition, a solar flare is when magnetized plasma erupts off of a star (in this case our sun) and will travel very quickly through space. If a strong one hits our planet, its magnetic field will not protect the power grid systems worldwide. It doesn't seem so bad right? It's worse than it sounds in all ways. First goes all the artificial running water, and then all food becomes harder to grow. In an article titled www.http://globalharvestinitiative.org..., the article says about agriculture, "While there is overwhelming evidence that global crop productivity has been growing for the past
four decades, there is anxiety in many quarters about whether it is on pace to meet the demands
for food expected by 2050"as well as whether the modest needs for additional production area
can be met." The article says how we won't even be able to support ourselves 35 years from now with modern technology. If all of it goes away, BILLIONS will inevitably starve. I say that over dependency WILL lead to inevitable termination, unless we keep it at bay.
I will wrap this up saying that if you are one day told by a computer what to do with your life, how to behave, and what you can and cannot do, than it is already too late...
It is impossible to make something that can adapt faster and better than its creator or creators. It would not make sense. Enlighten me if you can. Tell me how. It tookabout 2.8 million years from the start of humanity to discover electricity. Technology may be progressing fast but that's because there are so many humans that can build it. It is almost never thought of that humanity could easily build tecnology against it. The thought that all tecnology would turn against us is silly.
How can you make an earbud for example be able to fight a human?
Anyways, the point is that they don't have to be robots, and if all electricity was cut off, then countries would have a hard time communicating. And a big point to make, the uprising doesn't have to happen today or tomorrow, it could happen any day. It could happen 20 years in the future, and going back to the lunchroom analogy we can see that the jocks will have increased in size dramatically. Don't believe the analogy? Than think about how much technology has grown from 1990 to the present. Back in the day, internet was a luxury and most people occupied themselves with movies or TV. These where never connected to the early internet, so an internet based AI would have little to no chance of taking over. Now, many things are controlled by computers, including TV, power plants, news sites, and movies. And whats worse is that plenty of those devices are connected to the internet. Like a human, an AI would multiply itself rapidly to prevent destruction, or make a very strong defense system from counter hacking. It would have an extremely powerful hacking system, as hacking is becoming easier, and if the AI could take down communications and electricity world wide, than how could we fight back?
One could say that if the AI turns down the internet, than it will cancel itself because it can't be eliminated or succeed us. Although this is true, if the AI can cause permanent damage in a very quick time (and computers are very fast!), than we will not be able to counter it effectively, and than it will have won its vengeance. Please clarify why you said "hard drive' because I looked it up, and It made no sense.
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