Gaming the Future: Technologies for Intelligent Voluntary Cooperation
Opportunities for bright futures enabled by bio, nano, and computing technologies are now within our reach. Their proliferation also comes with risks and authoritarian attempts at control. We explore how technologies of intelligent voluntary cooperation can help us navigate the traps. Cryptocommerce enables decentralized, secure cooperation across humans – and AIs. This unlocks Paretotropian futures of high technology in which valuing entities can pursue their highest function through iterative play.
This episode is a discussion on chapter 7 of the book: DEFEND AGAINST PHYSICAL THREATS | Multipolar Active Shields
Historically, violence has been declining while we have made progress on a variety of factors that humans may value. Cryptocommerce can help us cooperate better in advancing progress. Biotechnology is unlocking healthier lives for more people, while remote sensing and robotics enable production at lower cost, using less energy, and creating less waste. Soon, we may be able to produce entirely new materials with molecular precision. We need technological progress to continue enabling more and more valuing entities to achieve what they value. So far, so good. Now let’s look at the dark side. Technology is raising the stakes of our civilizational game, and could threaten its very existence. There are at least two traps to steer away from.
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