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Prominent Astrophysicist And Astronomer Royal Martin Rees Believes This Will Be The Century Of The Transhuman

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“This century is a special one,” Rees believes, as it may be the one “where we as humans destroy ourselves”. That seems dire. “It is dire. We have a bumpy road through this century.” The risks, he thinks, are myriad, from our over-dependence on technology to an age in which humans seem likely to “transition from flesh and blood towards electronic entities”, as Rees puts it. And we can, as he wrote in On The Future, “have zero confidence that the dominant intelligences a few centuries hence” – whether transhuman or a form of artificial general intelligence – “will have any emotional resonance with us”… (READ MORE)

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