“Mark My Words, AI Is Far More Dangerous Than Nukes.” – Elon Musk

Earlier this year, Elon Musk gave an interview where he alluded to the idea of Artificial Intelligence being far more dangerous than nuclear weapons. This is quite a bold statement, which led to a lot of backlash, given the destruction and devastation that nuclear weapons can cause. That being said, his comments should not be ignored, as others like Julian Assange have expressed the same concerns. These concerns are coming from people who have been around, know about, and even use this type of technology. They have tremendous amounts of resources and connections, and clearly, have a lot of knowledge in the area. In the interview, Musk stated: “I think the danger of AI is much bigger than the danger of nuclear warheads by a lot… Nobody would suggest we allow the world to just build nuclear warheads if they want, that would be insane. And mark my words: […] Read More

How to Fund a Universal Basic Income Without Increasing Taxes or Inflation

By Ellen Brown The policy of guaranteeing every citizen a universal basic income is gaining support around the world, as automation increasingly makes jobs obsolete. But can it be funded without raising taxes or triggering hyperinflation? In a panel I was on at the NexusEarth cryptocurrency conference in Aspen September 21-23rd, most participants said no. This is my rebuttal. In May 2017, a team of researchers at the University of Oxford published the results of a survey of the world’s best artificial intelligence experts, who predicted that there was a 50 percent chance of AI outperforming humans in all tasks within 45 years. All human jobs were expected to be automated in 120 years, with Asian respondents expecting these dates much sooner than North Americans. In theory, that means we could all retire and enjoy the promised age of universal leisure. But the immediate concern for most people is […] Read More

Another Silicon Valley Exec Joins the Ranks of Universal Basic Income Supporters

The President of Y Combinator, Sam Altman, has come out in favor of universal basic income. He joins a growing list of Silicon Valley titans who support using cash handouts to end poverty. By Patrick Caughill There’s a swelling interest in Silicon Valley to explore and implement Universal Basic Income (UBI) policies, which give every citizen a guaranteed “salary” without stipulation. The goal of UBI is to bring everyone out of poverty and allow for a more even playing field of opportunity. Individuals and families who do not have to struggle to make enough money to cover their daily necessities like food and shelter will be empowered to contribute more to society through risk-taking and following their own interests. Sam Altman, the President of Y Combinator, a seed accelerator with well-known names like Airbnb and Dropbox in its portfolio, has joined other tech giants, like Stewart Butterfield of Slack and […] Read More

New Scientific Advancements Could Mean A Merging Of Robots And Humans

By Jess Murray Truth Theory With recent huge advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the next step is set to be merging both the machines and humans together, according to recent reports. AIs are very quickly beginning to surpass humans with their intelligence, including beating humans at games such as Go and poker, as well as other actions such as driving safely and even treating illnesses. The number of tasks that intelligent machines are becoming better at than humans is constantly increasing as the technology develops. Due to this, predictions have already been made that AI is expected to surpass humankind at an unprecedented rate. Therefore, Elon Musk has come up with an unconventional and highly controversial brain-computer interface, which essentially merges the two together. Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai earlier this month, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO and founder raised the point of a possible […] Read More

This Guy Is Planning To Retire On Mars & We Have Little Doubt He Can Make It Happen

There are as many opinions about Elon Musk as there are facets to his personality. Is he the introverted genius unfairly bullied at Waterkloof House Preparatory School? The pedantic snob pointing out chalkboard errors at the University of Pennsylvania? Certainly he is the ‘American Dream’ embodied. As the boy who began with a $500 Blastar video game and has since developed his own Silicon Valley company, Musk has rocketed to levels of success few people even dream of. Elon Musk can be considered a man with no sense of balance. Born in South Africa and educated in Canada, Musk is an American citizen famous for ventures like PayPal, Zip2, SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Solar City. His net worth as of January 2015 is a reported $11.7 billion. The only things which outstrip his wallet are his dreams: reusable rockets, Mars colonies, electric automobiles, and renewable solar power. He is a man who has […] Read More