I think long before global climate change matters one way or the other that the fate of humanity will be determined by how we make use of strong AI.
In the near term (next 5 to 10 years) we’re going to see a huge swath of jobs disappear. This past week Panera bread added a kiosk to let me order my food. Wendy’s and McDonalds are already heading that way too.
Transportation is next. My Tesla Model X with auto-pilot is on the way. I should have it in the next month or so and it won’t be long before a lot of transportation jobs are simply eliminated as machines start taking care of moving stuff from point A to point B. They don’t have to be perfect at it, just better than us which is a pretty low bar.
I often hear about the demand to have a basic allowance provided by the government in order to prevent the masses from rising up. But even there, they’re not thinking far enough. Long before there are unemployment riots there will be security bots that the upcoming uber-rich will be able to afford to protect their property.
My question to you guys is this, how do you see this going?