Note — Mar 31, 2019

Life Rewired Reads

James Bridle on AI, Go, humans being passed in certain forms of intelligence and how as we consider intelligences we create, we should also consider those already around us, from octopuses to 80,000 year-old interconnected root systems.

A new Copernican trauma looms, wherein we find ourselves standing upon a ruined planet, not smart enough to save ourselves, and no longer by any stretch of the imagination the smartest ones around. Any appeal to survival will have to be made both to technology and other non-human intelligences, and it will be possible only if we are prepared to accept the toy intelligences we’re building not as yet more indications of our own superiority, but as intimations of our ultimate interdependence, and as calls to humility and care.