Singularity: Limits of Wisdom?
My good friend Malcolm Pollack, over at his own blog, Waka Waka Waka, liked a question I posed, in fact, liked it so much that he made it the topic for a blogpost. So . . . what am I talking about?
The issue began with a post by Malcolm, titled "What Next," on the coming "Singularity" - simply put, the very rapid convergence of various developments in science and technology to a point at which artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence. Malcolm suggested the need for wisdom to deal with this rapidly approaching future, to which I said:
Wisdom is insight gained through reflection on experience, and it worked well as a guide to dealing with a future that would be similar to the past, but the future we face threatens to be radically unlike the past, so what role remains to wisdom?This is a point that's been knocking about in my head for the past few years now, so I'm grateful to see what others think on this, and here's a big thanks to Malcolm and his blog, where an incisive debate will surely take place on his next blogpost, titled, "Is Wisdom Obsolete" - so go there!