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  • COMPLEXITY AND THE “SKYNET EFFECT”

    This is the translation by John Holland of my post entitled Complexité et effet Skynet, originally published on June 16th 2012.

    The world in which we live today increasingly resembles a science fiction film from the 1950s. Some of those films were excellent because they raised fundamental questions about how machines seize power. Put more simply, they explored how the invasion of the machines–an invasion we have actively fostered for several centuries–leads us to lose control of the world. The film 2001, A Space Odyssey (1968) culminates in a battle: the machine that is really in charge of the … Read the rest