Ronin, 1997. another movie I rewatch often.
Not that I agree with that kind of technology. I think there is a real danger of de-evolution when we let technology compensate for too many weaknesses without effectively helping to strengthen those areas of functioning instead. There is a real danger of unethical use with these kind of technologies, and we often power ahead without considering these kinds of issues and their consequences.
you know what? Up until the start of 2020 I've also looked at it that way, but given how every resource is limited, you eventually will be forced into reorganization. I don't believe a paradise nor a dystopia can be created, not enough of resources for either IMHO.
As with all things in life, the middle is where it's at and the universe probably knows it. Reality check always kicks in.
I think pandora's box is there to be opened. You'll turn insane faster or use up more energy practicing constraint by not opening it, than dealing with whatever might be inside it.
I also don't think a Matrix/Terminator type of deal could happen. Ever. (where we get enslaved by machines)
While there could be a Blade Runner type of thing, I think it will be concentrated to a few cities like in Cyberpunk 2077. I don't see a Mega-city one deal happening.
I was appalled of how naively Lex Fridman approached the AI topic on joe rogan, but eventually I started to see it the same way (fridman: "I just don't see how we'll ever be able to do the AI stuff they depict in movies". yes, I know, give it enough progress and it might happen, but that's a big might).
Max Tegmark actually talked about compartmentalizing research in the AI sphere on lex's #155 podcast.
Either way, it's all speculation. It always comes different than one might think. Prime examples out of our world:
Intel is predicting that its microprocessors will hit 10GHz by the year 2011. In addition, it is currently working on a system bus that is 10 times faster than its upcoming 400 MHz [...]
Want a PC that's 100 times more powerful than a 1,000MHz desktop? Then meet the army of microprocessor engineers hell bent on breaking the 10GHz barrier