“We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason”
(INTELLIHUB) — World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled to prevent it from destroying the human race and that a world government may be needed to do so.
Hawking, who has extensively warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence in the past, recently spoke to The Times where he claimed that we need to establish a way of identifying technological threats quickly before they have a chance to escalate.
“Since civilization began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages,” Hawking told the Times.
“It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason.”
Hawking went on to directly suggest some sort of “world government” to do the job before admitting that this solution could itself create even more problems including the possibility of even more “tyranny”.
As the Independent noted in a write up about Hawking’s interview, “In a Reddit AMA back in 2015, Mr Hawking said that AI would grow so powerful it would be capable of killing us entirely unintentionally.”
“The real risk with AI isn’t malice but competence,” Hawking said. “A super intelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if those goals aren’t aligned with ours, we’re in trouble.”
While Hawking may have the planets best intentions at heart, one has to wonder if this is yet another problem, reaction, solution operation by the global elite where they literally create the technological problems that they then claim we need a world government to control.
There is almost no scenario where a world government is set up that doesn’t include the global elite gaining even more power over the lives of everyday citizens.