Dialogue 11.1

Francis Heylighen, Ben Goertzel

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I think your paper is well written, and stakes out an extreme position with gusto, which is a worthwhile thing. You do an interesting job of arguing why the "benevolent Global Brain as de facto world organizing principle" is a plausible scenario.... This is no small feat, so congratulations...
On the other hand, I don't think you present a strong argument that this is a particularly likely scenario -- as opposed to various disaster scenarios in which individual Artificial General Intelligence systems become super-intelligent and dominant before such a richly flourishing Global Brain emerges...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity
EditorsGoertzel B., Goertzel T.
PublisherHumanity+ Press
ISBN (Print)978-0692457665
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Goertzel B. & Goertzel T.


  • global brain

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