Recently Elon Musk appeared on the Joe Rogan podcast which has generated a lot of mainstream media for what they drank and smoked, which is indicative of the direction mainstream media is heading ( headlines for clicks and views).
Elon Musk is an interesting person with an amazing intelligence and if you have ever met someone with this level of intelligence you try and absorb the ideas and discussion without prejudice.
What did I learn from Elon Musk during the podcast? That the current use of social media has created an almost cybergenic state that we live in as our mobile phones have become an extension of
I already knew of the issues with Artificial Intelligence and the problems associated with the “genie in the bottle” theory, i.e. that once it’s out there is no getting it back in. The main revelation for me was that Artificial Intelligence will remove the issue of bandwidth for human thinking and that it could assist us in developing technologies and at some point, we may start having AI attached to our neural network.
The other interesting points that he raised were that AI might not be all bad and that there is the other side that it could create solutions for many problems and eliminate many issues that we follow. Joe Rogan raised the issue that AI might wish to eliminate us (terminator style) as we humans would be seen as unnecessary due to our influence on the earth and damage we cause, but this soon turned into a discussion around how AI might not think about us and that similar to humans and the way that we rarely think about monkeys and we don’t go around trying to wipe them out as they could be seen by the human race as useless.
Also Elon confirmed my thoughts about flying cars and drones, in that they are too noisy due to the engines and even if there were some way of creating silent engines that the noise of air movement would still prohibit them from becoming a viable form of transport and that tunnels are more viable as they are a 3D and multilayered so you create many tunnels in the same direction and by using the technology of sleds and maglev combined with vacuum tubes (e.g. hyperloop) that you could travel at high speed.
These are only a few of the topics discussed during the podcast and I would encourage you to watch it at https://youtu.be/ycPr5-27vSI