We Are Merging With Robots. That’s a Good Thing.

Courtesy of The New York Times. By Andy Clark

Here are some things that are true today:

  • Artificial intelligences already outperform us at many tasks and are now able to train themselves to reach competencies (in restricted domains such as chess or Go) that we can barely comprehend.

  • The controlled use of hallucinogenics and other drugs may soon be part of mainstream therapy for depression, loss, anxiety and other conditions.

  • Sex and companionship robots are already here.

  • Entirely new forms of sensory perception, such as theNorth Sense, are becoming possible, and human brains look fluid enough to make use of just about any reliable stream of information and control opportunity.

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