The future of Artificial intelligence
It is now that mankind has begun to revive inert objects with the particles of mind, connecting them to a cloud of machine intelligence
Thousands of years later, when historians will look into the past, our ancient epoch at the beginning of the third millennium will be perceived as an amazing moment in the history of mankind. This is the time when the inhabitants of the planet first came together in something very big. What is the future Artificial intelligence will look like and what will the development of the world network lead to? We consider the present and look into the future together
A New Mind
It is now that mankind has begun to revive inert objects with the particles of mind, connecting them to a cloud of machine intelligence, and then combining billions of their own minds into this single superbrain. This convergence will be considered the largest, most complex and astonishing event on the planet to date. Weaving the nerves of glass, copper and radio waves, our species began to link all regions, all processes, all people, all artifacts, all sensors, all facts and concepts in a vast network of previously unimaginable complexity.
From this embryonic network grew a unified interface for our civilization - a sentient, cognitive apparatus with capabilities that surpassed all previous expectations. This mega-invention, this organism, this machine (if we want to call it that) absorbs all the other created machines, and in the end, there is only one thing left that permeates our whole life to such an extent that it becomes an integral part of our identity. It is a huge something that allows us to think in a new way (ideal search possibilities, 100% memory, planetary-scale) and forms a new mind for an old biological species.
What do you call this huge masterpiece? Should it be considered more alive than a car? There are 7.5 billion people in his heart, of whom there will soon be nine, and they cover themselves with a layer of continuous interconnectedness that already approaches the direct union of minds. A hundred years ago, Herbert Wells imagined this huge thing in the form of a world brain. Scientist Tayyar de Chardin called it a noosphere, a sphere of thought. Some think of it as a world-mind, while others think of it as superorganism because it includes billions of silicon neurons that we produce.
The collective intelligence of all people combined with the collective behavior of all machines, plus the intelligence of nature and any behavior that follows from it all. Together, they form something unimaginable for human beings on a large scale.
The scale of what we are now becoming is simply hard to understand.
It's the biggest thing we've ever done. Let's just take the hardware as an example. Today there are four billion mobile phones and two billion computers connected to a single cortex around the world. Let's add billions of auxiliary chips and related devices, from cameras to cars to satellites. In 2015, some 15 billion devices have already been connected to the same network. Each of them contains between one and four billion transistors operates with a transistor sextillion (10 with 21 zeros).
These transistors can be considered huge brain neurons.
Humans have about 86 billion of them, which is a trillion times less than the one in the brain. If we talk about the scale, the hollow in its complexity is already significantly superior to our brain. And it doesn't increase in size every few years.
Super brain code.
Today the hardware part of the cold works as a very large virtual computer, which has as many computer chips as the transistors on the computer. Its higher functions are performed at the speed of early personal computers. It processes a million emails and a million messages per second, which means that the hardware now operates at 1 megahertz. Its total external memory block today is about 600 exabytes. At any given second, 10 terabytes are running through its nerve tract. It has a powerful immune system that pushes spam out of the main highways and allows it to bypass the damaged areas, thus performing self-treatment.
But who will write a program code that will make the global system useful and productive? We will do it.
We think we are wasting our time while thoughtlessly surfing the Internet or sharing some material with friends, but every time we click on a link, we strengthen a certain node in the brain of the cold, thus programming it through use.
It can be assumed that people who visit web pages 100 billion times a day teach the brain to understand what is important to us. Every time we combine words with a link, we teach our cunning creation an idea.
The imperfect network now uses four billion of our brains in real-time, consumes 5% of the planet's electricity, runs at an inhuman rate, tracks our actions half the time of day and serves as a pipeline for the main stream of our money.
In terms of organization, it is one step higher than the biggest thing we have created so far - cities.
This leap to the next level reminds some physicists of the phases...