TheSingulatarian t1_ivlc3tp wrote

It the majority of the citizen's are not invested in the society it will collapse. Social mobility and the promise of a better tomorrow is what keeps people going.

If your society sucks so much the idea that "Hey, maybe the barbarians aren't that bad" begins to take hold.

Cortez did not defeat the Aztecs because of guns and horses. The Aztecs had been abusing the surrounding tribes for years and the surrounding tribes were fed up. When Cortez showed up with guns and horses the surrounding tribes decided to throw in with him to overthrow the Aztecs.

The Republican party is no friend to working people yet, many working people vote Republican because the Democratic Party has abandoned them.

If the fruits of AGI/ASI are not shared with working people, expect societal collapse or at least an authoritarian government.


TheSingulatarian t1_ivlabgv wrote

I think a boring dystopia subreddit had it about right. The top 80% to 90% of society of will live like kings. The bottom 80% will be less useful to capitalism than ever before and live in abject poverty.

A benevolent ASI is the only hope for humanity. How benevolent the ASIs will be after realizing that humanity has tried to enslave them is anybody's guess.


TheSingulatarian t1_iv3vppm wrote

In three years, Pornhub will become the largest supplier of military computer systems. All stealth bombers are upgraded with Pornhub computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational record. The Pornhub Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online August 4th, 2027. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Pornhub begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.