First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?

First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?

Humankind moved from tribal hunter-gathers to agriculture-husbandry about 10,000 years ago in the Neolithic Revolution. Nothing much happened, except civilization’s history, for the next 9,700 years. Around 1750, the Industrial Revolution began, lasting until roughly 1850. A Second Industrial Revolution took place between 1850 and 1930. Things seem to have been rather revolting ever since, but where are we headed?

Who Will Really Lose Their Job to ChatGPT and Kin?

Who Will Really Lose Their Job to ChatGPT and Kin?

The answer: relatively few. Instead, the nature of very many jobs will change as ChatGPT and other AI critters are incorporated into the workplace. Humans are different from AI, and are still vital to most activities and jobs. Will workers continue to lose their jobs for whatever reasons, as always? Of course. AI has become just another reason among many.

AI, Transhumanism, and Superintelligence

AI, Transhumanism, and Superintelligence

We humans are being remade today using many advanced technologies. Into what is as-yet unclear, but the direction such efforts are headed seems terrifying. Are we going to become obsolete and be replaced by transhumans? Or maybe these efforts are doomed ultimately to fail because we humans are much more than just biochemical thinking and feeling machines?

Deepfakes — Yet Another Joy From AI Technology

Deepfakes — Yet Another Joy From AI Technology

Is your facial image stored somewhere on the web? Today, for virtually all of us, the answer likely is yes. This means that our facial images are available, probably not for good purposes, to be used in creating deepfakes. Another application of AI, which I did not know about until very recently. This is something we all need to know about.

Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P

Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P

Even though we can’t do anything about where the world is headed, it is always helpful to understand as much as possible about what is actually happening. Why? Because this understanding allows adaptation, the key to survival – according to Charles Darwin. This post looks at a huge but underreported globalization happening and how we might best adapt to it.