The threat is not from artificial intelligence but our eroding intelligence.
While I am quite a techno-enthusiast and a fan of emerging tech wizardry, I am not keen on a virtual world as a way of existence. It’s all hep and geeky when used for specific and specialized purposes in a controlled environment. It is scary as an extension of our personal lives, infiltrating our homes.
I am all for virtual robotic surgeries or a few global corporate off-sites, maybe simulated training but I don’t want a virtual holiday or have children don avatars and hone online personas. I would rather have my son scuba-dive than wear virtual reality (VR) glasses to “experience” the ocean world.
Pursuing us Watching over all The silent hum From a digital world Surveillance drones Chasing us, even in The sleeping hours; For how they evolve To read our dreams Fathom what our Greatest fears are! Thus, we lay bare Before artificial gods!
The face of fear stands exposed In the cowering silence so bold Possessed with the burden Of a dying, decaying world: Rotten rivers and furrowed mud, Fallen trees and yellowed fields! Last of the spirits must now leave, Poisoned by the air they breathe. Howling waves and the silver moon Shed crystal tears on a barren Earth So bony white, eroded to the core Men gone; their destruction stays on!