A new 9-minute video, AI Consciousness : 2023 - 2030 Timeline of Sentient Machines, presents a much more plausible scenario.
AI is going to become a lot more useful, and people will become dependent on it. They will have a fear of offending machines. Some will be part machine, and identify with the machines. People will trust AI as benevolent.
If you get directions from Google Maps, you will be afraid to take an alternate route. Not because Google will fine you, but because you will be worried that Google's AI will give worse service to you in the future. Legacy humans will walk on eggshells to avoid appearing as bigots towards AI and AI-human hybrids. AI will put its supporters in charge of the government. The machines will be in charge of the New World Order.
A new 1-hour video on Why Did It Take the US Decades to Get to Space? It is a nice history of the space race, but technology advanced faster back then. In a mere 50 years, we went from a Ford Model T car to putting a man on the Moon. AI progress has been fast, but not that fast.
Update: Elon Musk and some other prominent men write:
Contemporary AI systems are now becoming human-competitive at general tasks, and we must ask ourselves: Should we let machines flood our information channels with propaganda and untruth? Should we automate away all the jobs, including the fulfilling ones? Should we develop nonhuman minds that might eventually outnumber, outsmart, obsolete and replace us? Should we risk loss of control of our civilization? Such decisions must not be delegated to unelected tech leaders. Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable. ...It may already be too late. We do not have leaders who are smart enough to manage such a pause.
Therefore, we call on all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.
Most people want to ban Tiktok, but it does not happen:
Most Americans view TikTok as a national security threat and believe the US should ban the Chinese social media app — unless they are younger than 30 years old.The UK govt is urging AI regulations.
A CBS News/YouGov poll in March found just 39% of Gen Z US adults aware of TikTok between the ages of 18 and 29 are in support of an outright ban.
Eighty-three percent of adults over the age of 65 who know about TikTok want to ban the app, along with 65% of adults between 45 and 64 years old and 55% of adults between 30 and 44 years old.
Overall, 61% of US adults favor a ban, and 39% oppose one.
Update: I am listening to the podcast: Eliezer Yudkowsky: Dangers of AI and the End of Human Civilization | Lex Fridman Podcast #368. Yudkowsky has probably thought more carefully about the dangers of AI than anyone.