The Coming Wave
Mustafa Suleyman, 2023
Soon you will live surrounded by AIs. They will organise your life, operate your business, and run core government services. You will live in a world of DNA printers and quantum computers, engineered pathogens and autonomous weapons, robot assistants and abundant energy. None of us are prepared.
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From the written word to sailing vessels, technology increases interconnectedness, helping to boost its own flow and spread. Each wave hence lays the groundwork for successive waves.
Invention is a cumulative, compounding process. It feeds on itself.
Uber was impossible without the smartphone, which itself was enabled by GPS, which was enabled by satellites, which were enabled by rockets, which were enabled by combustion techniques, which were enabled by language and fire.
The only coherent approach to technology is to see both sides at the same time.
We are on the cusp of a technological revolution that will dwarf anything that has come before it.
The challenge of the coming wave is not just technological, it is also political and ethical.
The coming wave is a challenge, but it is also an opportunity. We can use these technologies to build a better future for ourselves and for generations to come.