Let’s talk about Elon Musk’s plan to offer humans a chance to achieve symbiosis with an AI (his words, not mine, watch Rogan interview or other interviews he has done about Neuralink). If I understand correctly humans will be able to have a direct interface with an AI which will presumably dwarf us in IQ. He has mentioned that we will be “like leaves on a tree”. Elon does not seem too enthused about the idea, rather he describes it as perhaps the best of our available options.
Basically if the AI can read and send thoughts it can also allow you to experience or share thoughts with others who are hooked up. I am not the first to compare this with humanity (or at least those who chose to link up) turning into the borg. Even if it is a watered down version of the borg it will still radically change the nature of what it is to be human and what it is to think. What does everyone think of this? Are you keen to get the flexible threads which are thinner than a human hair, along with powerful processing chips inserted into your brain? Isn’t this really the beginning of a transhuman gestalt entity? Will it be a new worldwide web of thought? Will those who have it retain any interest in communication with those who don’t?
This probably raises more questions than it answers and it has probably been discussed before but what does everyone think?