Artificial superintelligence poses the greatest threat to our species, a threat we had better start addressing soon if we're to have any hope of addressing it at all.
- When We Build
“We make our world what it is, and we become the kind of people who live in it.”
- The Alchemist
Societies and individuals obey different, sometimes conflicting, moral systems.
Information wants to be promiscuous.
- A History of the Future in 100 Objects
The future will be a lot like the present, only more.
- Resiliency, Risk, and a Good Compass: Tools for the Coming Chaos
As new technologies disrupt old orders, we as a society may find it useful to adopt some of the agile methodologies from the tech start-up world. But this can't mean that we let people fail the way most start-ups do.
- Black Mirror
Does technology amplify the ugliest aspects of humanity, or merely reveal them?
- Pump Six
Our species can barely handle the present day: how the hell are we going to handle the future?
- Terminal World
What if disturbances in the fabric of spacetime enforced technological disparities between parts of a city?
- Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future
Technology will render human toil unnecessary; whether that renders humans unnecessary is up to us.
- The Most Human Human
Trying to make computers pass as human can tell us a good bit about what it means to be human in the first place.
- You Are Not a Gadget
All technologies have an implicit model of what a user is, and the more we use them, the less we can help living up to however much or little they expect of us.
- What Technology Wants
We can better understand and orient ourselves to technology if we consider it a living thing.