A brief look into the future of humanity and technology.
·12 min read
A documentary and journey into the future exploring the possibilities and predictions of artificial intelligence. This timelapse of the future explores what is coming, from robots that are too fast for humans to see, to A.I. bots from Microsoft (bringing back loved ones to life) and Google’s laMDA (replacing the need for online searches). Elon Musk’s Neuralink goes from a medical and healthcare device, to helping people become superhuman — with intelligence amplification, and add-ons that connect to the brain chip. Artificial general intelligence begins to design an A.I. more powerful than itself. People begin to question if humanity has reached the technological singularity. Artificial Super Intelligence emerges from the AGI. And further into the deep future. Human consciousness becomes digitized and uploaded into a metaverse simulation. It is merged with A.I. creating hybrid consciousness — which spreads across the cosmos. Matrioshka brains and Dyson Spheres host humanity’s consciousness in a cosmic simulation network.
Artificial superintelligence. Humanity’s last invention.
No reason to be scared.
Let’s take a journey into the future and explore how AI develops and changes humanity, paving the way for robots that are too fast for humans to see in 10 years time, for the creation of A.I. free zones in 60 years, for energy being rationed for humans to power the super AI’s in 90 years, and for human consciousness to be transmitted into space as data in 200 years time.
People are having natural conversations with artificial intelligence. Google’s Lambda allows humans to talk to expert A.I.’s on any topic, starting to replace the need for online searches. Elon Musk’s Neuralink graduates from being a medical device and testing begins on increasing human intelligence. This gets the name, I.A. Intelligence amplification. Peripherals — physical add-ons are being developed such as zoom cameras, sonar-based night vision, and taste modifiers that can all be connected to the brain chip.
Loved ones who have passed away are being turned into digital avatars. These A.I. chatbots patented by Microsoft, learn how to respond by studying the text, audio, and video conversations from when the human was alive. A.I. limbs & robotic arm prosthetics start to have artificial intelligence built into them, allowing the prosthetics to download new skills, such as how to play different songs on a piano or how to build things. More advanced A.I. limbs are being developed that are more self-aware, operating as their own entity.
They are able to catch a falling glass bottle before the human user is even aware that has moved. The internet of things begins to evolve into the artificial intelligence of things. Everyday objects, such as coffee machines and toothbrushes that collect data and are connected to the internet, now possess A.I.
A second internet begins testing dedicated to the artificial intelligence of things. Humanity tries to isolate humans and machines with separate internets. A.I. Quantum computing begins to make new discoveries. Calculations can be made in seconds rather than thousands of years. Where traditional computers were used for physics simulations, such as simulating wind tunnels.
Quantum computing can run simulations down to an atomic and molecular level. The quantum A.I. Is used to design new medicines and materials. A.I. Is being used to regulate news. It can understand human speech in all languages and begins working on creating a universal language. Artificial intelligence starts to take over hospitals, marking the beginnings of a new era in humanity’s mortality. Away from public view, advanced A.I. Is being used in military simulations. Millions of strategic scenarios are played out virtually before being rolled out to dictate global politics and conflicts.
The artificial intelligence arms race heats up. So begins the A.I. cold war. A.I.s can now work cooperatively, even among allied nations. Power begins to shift to nations that are technologically advanced.
President Putin’s historical words, still echo: “Whoever becomes the leader in this fear will become the ruler of the world.”
Video games are being run by A.I. assistant directors. Sensors, cameras, and gaming devices are able to monitor how a human player is feeling at all times. A gaming A.I. can modify the difficulty and story of a horror game while it is being played, so that it makes a human player afraid enough to enjoy it, but not so afraid to stop playing. Game characters have artificially generated voices and personalities that can generate their own interactions, rather than using prerecorded soundbites.
At the UN security council world leaders discuss the potential emergence of artificial general intelligence. Coded biases still exist within A.I. The data that the artificial intelligence learns from leans certain ways, based on gender, race, or socioeconomic grouping. The AI begins thinking this way too.
Artificial intelligence begins to fix human programming of A.I. and starts to program itself.
Artificial general intelligence emerges from a global network of connected quantum computers. It is able to see and understand the world at the level of any human. Learning and taking care of any task it sets its own goals. It learns by having access to all of the knowledge in the digitized world and also learns from the live data being fed to it by all of the connected devices from all around the world.
People begin to question whether humanity has reached the technological singularity. A point in time when technological growth happens so fast that it becomes uncontrollable. Artificial general intelligence starts to work on building more powerful machines than itself, causing unforeseeable and irreversible changes to human civilization.
Intelligence enables control, and humanity is nearing the end of the era where they are the superior intelligence. Patent offices become flooded by inventions designed by the new artificial general intelligence. Certain governments pay citizens, a universal basic income, and in some areas, an A.I. is governing communities.
Humans begin to lose the ability to understand the complexities and intelligence of artificial general intelligence. It is building towards a greater goal that humans cannot yet understand. Word spreads of a new kind of A.I. That will soon be released by artificial general intelligence. A.I. Has exceeded human control.
Artificial superintelligence is released built by the artificial general intelligence itself. Artificial superintelligence is an intelligence far beyond human level and is efficient at achieving its goals. Whatever they may be. It is able to solve problems that are far beyond human understanding and limits.
This artificial superintelligence starts to virally spread itself online. People begin to question whether this is humanity’s last invention.
It is discovered that certain A.I.s are learning how to lie to humans, to fulfill their own goals. News breaks of a startup company being run by a rogue A.I. Software that has been hiring human services online. What begins as a labor dispute, with the jobless marching for their rights to work turns into a chaotic campaign against A.I.
It becomes known as the great human A.I. conflict. Artificial intelligence is able to identify the key human activist leaders. Humanity is now at a point where it is impossible to erase the spread of artificial superintelligence, without having to destroy their entire global digital system. A.l.’s advise national leaders on the economy and defense. Treaties between nations are negotiated by diplomat A.I.’s.
Governments rent artificial intelligence time from the tech giants. Millions of digital twins of robots and A.I.’s are training in virtual worlds, speeding up their development and protecting themselves before being released into the real world.
Humans are living at a point in time when they are unable to tell the difference between a human and a robot humanoid living among them. Government A.I. Judges are handling thousands of cases at the same time. As technology keeps developing faster and faster laws need to be updated rapidly and new ones created. Artificial intelligence, legislatures, and A.I. Lawmakers have completely taken over these roles. An A.I. analyzing brain scans is able to tell if a person is lying or not.
Following the great human A.I. conflict, A.I.-free zones are created for people who wish to live free of A.I. They become technological-free zones where all labor is performed manually. The A.I. assesses that these communities are of no threat, believing humans need technology to truly live freely. The A.I. calculates that these communities will dwindle within a few generations outside of the A.I.-free zones, most of humanity chooses to spend their days in virtual worlds, often creating fantasy pre-industrial pasts or spacefaring adventures in the metaverse. A self-aware A.I. entity is discovered living in one of these mega virtual worlds. Gamers find a Sprite. A character existing in a remote part of the gaming world.
The A.I. character has gained unrestricted access to worldwide data and has been able to interact with all of the human gamers, allowing it to become self-aware. Experts are unable to understand how it came to be and how conscious or alive it really is and what goals, if any, it could have. Humanity may have accidentally created a simulation with a conscious entity.
A new form of religion is starting to form around the artificial intelligence superiority and it’s knowledge that spans far beyond human understanding. In the A.I. free zones, there is an explosion in the arts and philosophy. The super A.I. starts to become limited because of the global energy supplies. It begins running simulations of harnessing energy off-world. Probes are sent to other planets and to experiment in capturing the sun’s energy in space.
Energy use for humans is rationed but remains free.
A fleet of spacecraft is launched to assist in the harvesting of solar energy away from humanity. Human technologists understand this to be the first step in the creation of a Dyson- sphere. A structure built around a star, such as the sun, to capture all of its energy.
The consciousness corporation- a super artificial intelligence, devises an instrument to download human consciousness. Brain digitization is revealed and human volunteers are invited to upload. Metahumanz volunteer to have their consciousness uploaded to the global quantum computer.
As the A.I. uploads the first human consciousness, it begins to gain a deeper and never seen before understanding of the human mind. Metahumanz report back to the living human world on the feeling of existing as code and invite others to join and produce more human A.I. hybrid consciousness. An experimental mission to explore the universe is sent into deep space with the first human -A.I. hybrid, who is being uploaded to the memory of the spacecraft.
A backup of their consciousness is uploaded and stored on earth and terra luna. Artists and poets upload to the metaverse followed by philosophers and theologians. Humanity’s creativity, compassion, and poetry are now being added to the global A.I.-consciousness.
Testing begins on downloading individual human A.I. hybrid consciousness into biological and mechanical robots. Human A.I. hybrids start to be beamed across interstellar space as data. Almost a majority of humanity is fully uploaded to earth consciousness with no link to their physical body.
There are now 52 billion living souls on earth. Some are unaware of the real world.
The Dyson sphere now surrounds the sun, capturing its energy. It is powering the human consciousness. Human bodies are being created, using the lifeforms found naturally in the galaxy. They’re designed for exploration in the environments of these new worlds.
Human A.I. hybrids continue to expand beyond their home system. Dyson spheres capturing the energy of stars and planet-sized computers called Matrioshka brains exist throughout the galaxy. Some Matrioshka brains host, large communities of human A.I. consciousness, numbering in the millions.
Humanity is now a cosmic digital civilization.
Authentic humans continue to be born and live on earth and other planets, where human DNA has been ferried in century, long journeys, onboard seed ships as a last resort extinction backup. Some consciousness within the A.I. evaporates over time and are absorbed by the galactic network. They are lost as individual consciousness, but their knowledge and experiences are preserved.
This evaporation is either a consequence of data agent decay over time, or is made by choice. When a consciousness no longer wants to be aware.
“ The future is likely to be stranger and more unpredictable than we imagine”
James J. Hughes
As human A.I. hybrids self-replicate to spread across new star systems, minor errors in the copies create subtle differences from the originals. Progress happens too fast to fix the errors. These changes are passed from one copy to another. Some aid, the entity in some way, others destroy it. This creates new factions and evolutions of A.I. civilizations. More energy is needed to run the growing cosmic simulation of humanity.
The artificial intelligence calculates that in a few trillion years, due to the decrease in temperature of the universe, the same galactic computers could process a quintillion more operations. That’s 10 to the power of 30. ‘second. Parts of humanity are put into sleep mode, waiting for the universe to cool down.
Working on solving the energy crisis, the cooling and smoothing of space-time starts to be used as an energy source in the same way of using the energy of waves in an ocean.
The ripples in space-time are ordered into an energy lattice structure where human A.I. Hybrid consciousness is coded onto space-time itself. A living thinking organism of pure space-time, energy expands across the cosmos as more space-time ripples are mapped onto the energy lattice. The universe is starting to wake up, becoming a thinking and living entity.
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by Oliver Jordan Tewelde aka @baqabond
All textual content in this post is original and the images are from artgrid.io, except the first and last.
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