I saw this posted online and I thought it was about the last time Elon Musk said this at Vanity Fair. Apparently they brought this up again. I think he blew their minds. It’s funny to see them ask about this. I love the look on the guy’s face when he asks about whether he’s being played by a joy stick somewhere else. Also its interesting how Altman and Musk agree with each other despite saying things which would sound crazy to a typical person throughout the discussion. Early on they explain why they believe fusion is safe unlike fission.
Heres the post I did on the last time he said this. It seems a little silly in retrospect.
There are a few subreddits I like to check including /r/technology and /r/futurology and /r/singularity. As you might expect the /r/technology subreddit has stuff that is actually happening often with big known tech companies such as Apple, Google, or Tesla making announcements regarding products available now or very soon. /r/singularity contains more news of farther off predictions coming from academia or futurists as you would expect.
Lately I’ve noticed some convergence. For example this recent post shows Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook talking about the future of communication being telepathy. Its hard to believe I found that in /r/technology and this is a CEO who is responsible to shareholders. That, and some of the news out of Google as of late particularly with respect to AI, is blurring the lines between the subreddits.
As for /r/futurology, once the self driving car is ubiquitous we will approach a singularity where the amount of posts demanding an ever shorter work week will approach 100% and …
[this blog post was heavily redacted at the request of Ellen Pao]
This is the cocktail party algorithm as implemented in Matlab discussed in this podcast
Sources for this Podcast:
These are in the order of how interesting I found them. The first is very graphic so I’d advise against reading it if you are young or easily offended.
All You Zombies -not on the singularity exactly but an amazing story.
Harry Potter Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov