Will we be more human tomorrow?

The more we advance in the fields of neuroscience, robotics, and synthetic psychology, the better our machines become. And the better they become, the more threatened humans feel.

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Just ’cause I predicted this
Doesn’t make it any easier to live with
And what’s the point of knowin’ it
if you can’t change it? You can’t change, can’t change it

These lyrics belong to the song “To be human!” by Sia. In many ways, this song captures one of the most defining struggles of the upcoming decades: machines versus humans.

The more we advance in the fields of neuroscience, robotics, and synthetic psychology, the better our machines become. And the better they become, the more threatened humans feel.

Some predict the rise of the machine as a catastrophic event. Others more optimistic believe in humans keeping things under control for decades to come

We are destined to live together, so why not try to make it easier to live with each other?

 

What’s changing: Thursday, October 11th, 2018

 

Mental energizer

“First, in a knowledge economy, learning and thinking are the single best long-term investments you can make in your career. Learning and thinking determine our decisions. Then, decisions determine our results.”
– From “The Number 1 Lifelong Habit of Warren Buffett: The 5-Hour Rule

 

Food for thought

Compassion Collapse – The difference between can’t or won’t makes a huge difference.

 

This week’s exploration of possible futures was curated with curiosity by Iñaki Escudero, Future Activist.

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