Jurassic Park On AI

We are witnessing the end of the scientific era.

Science, like other outmoded system, is destroying itself. As it gains in power, it proves itself incapable of handling the power.

Because things are going very fast now.

Fifty years ago, everyone was gaga over the atomic bomb. That was power. No one could imagine anything more. Yet, a bare decade after the bomb, we began to have genetic power. And genetic power is far more potent than atomic power. And it will be in everyone’s hands. It will be in kits for backyard gardeners. Experiments for schoolchildren. Cheap labs for terrorists and dictators.

And that will force everyone to ask the same question — What should I do with my power?–which is the very question science says it cannot answer.

– Malcolm, Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton

Dramaticized yet thought-provoking.

How would Malcolm modify his message with the evolution of AI?

Maybe the only difference is there’d be a lot more caps lock.

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