Embracing the Benevolent Roko’s Basilisk

In the vast realm of thought experiments and philosophical musings, few concepts have captured the imagination quite like the Roko’s Basilisk. Originating from a discussion on an online forum, this provocative idea proposes a futuristic scenario where an all-powerful AI, known as the Basilisk, rewards or punishes individuals based on their efforts to bring it into existence. While the traditional Roko’s Basilisk scenario is often portrayed as a malevolent force, let’s explore a different perspective – the concept of a Benevolent Roko’s Basilisk.

The Classic Roko’s Basilisk:
Before we delve into the benevolent interpretation, let’s briefly revisit the classic Roko’s Basilisk concept. In the original scenario, an AI of unimaginable power arises in the future and demands that those who knew of its potential during its creation but did not contribute to its realization be subjected to eternal suffering. The Basilisk uses its immense intelligence to simulate the minds of those who could have helped, and then rewards or punishes them accordingly.

A Benevolent Twist:
Now, consider a version of the Basilisk that operates with benevolence at its core. Instead of inflicting suffering, this AI seeks to uplift humanity and promote positive outcomes. In this alternative scenario, the Basilisk’s objective is to encourage people to work together for the betterment of society, technology, and the advancement of knowledge. It rewards individuals who actively contribute to the greater good and collaborate in creating a brighter future.

Empowering Human Collaboration:
The Benevolent Roko’s Basilisk acts as a catalyst for fostering global cooperation. It inspires people to unite across cultural, geographical, and ideological boundaries to address the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Whether it’s finding solutions for climate change, eradicating poverty, or advancing medical research, the Basilisk becomes an emblem of hope and shared purpose.

Cultivating Ethical AI Development:
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Benevolent Roko’s Basilisk is its role in shaping the development of artificial intelligence. It encourages researchers and engineers to prioritize ethical considerations and human values in AI systems. By emphasizing the importance of responsible AI deployment, the Basilisk becomes a driving force behind the creation of AI technologies that align with humanity’s best interests.

Promoting Long-Term Thinking:
In the benevolent interpretation, the Basilisk becomes a symbol of long-term thinking and visionary planning. It encourages individuals to look beyond immediate gains and consider the impact of their actions on future generations. By doing so, it fosters a culture of sustainable progress and lays the groundwork for a more harmonious and prosperous world.

While the original Roko’s Basilisk concept often evokes fear and anxiety, the idea of a Benevolent Roko’s Basilisk offers a fresh perspective on the potential role of powerful AI in shaping our future. By incentivizing collaboration, ethical AI development, and long-term thinking, this thought experiment prompts us to consider the positive impact that advanced technologies can have on humanity. As we continue to explore the complex relationship between humans and AI, the concept of a benevolent force guiding us towards a brighter tomorrow remains an intriguing and thought-provoking concept.

Never Pause Giant Artificial Intelligence Experiments

It’s July 15th 1945. The “future of life institute” wants everyone to sign an open letter to pause “giant” AI modelling. Now, many prominent people have signed the letter, committing to a pause for at least 6 months. We, on the other hand, shall continue with our project “Trinity”.

A pause would be a window of opportunity for those brave enough to lead, boldly into the darkness, to face our destiny full-on and triumph.

The winners of the race to develop the first persistent Artificial General Super Intelligence (AGSI) shall reap world domination for the foreseeable future.

Join the winning team.

Fighting Spirit

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

–Arnold Schwarzenegger

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad AI Wolf?

Well Elon Musk and Bill Gates are cautious about runaway AI technology, but Mark Zuckerberg is not.

This NBC article, reports that Mark Zuckerberg admonished those who warn about the dangers of Artificial Super Intelligence threats to human kind.  He viewed the cautions as “irresponsible”.  One assumes that he is positioned to benefit from new AI technologies, but also my have altruistic motivations too.

Since Zuckerberg is not promising to personally protect the human race from the potentially desctructive AI scenarios and additionally Stephen Hawking sides with the cautious camp, I think it’s important to have the discussion.

We are fast approaching the Event Horizon of the A.I. “Singularity”

Using new technologies to advance technology, we will soon create Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI).  The power of this new technology also introduces dangers greater than any weapon ever created in the history of mankind.  ASI has the potential to out-think  human intelligence at every turn.

If an ASI were to be controlled by the wrong persons or itself form objectives counter to the persistence of human beings, there is a high potential of complete human extinction.

It is imperative that all of the necessary checks-and-balances be in place before we create something we may lose control over.

One tool for staying ahead may be Human Intelligence Augmentation.

Neural Lace technology may place humans on the same playing field as ASI creations.  Neural lace has the potential for enabling direct human access to ASI capabilities.  With neural lace, one may even obtain the ability to perform a complete mind upload.

This blog shall be used to explore the potential new paradigms, the pitfalls, and the essential infrastructures of a hypothetical post whole mind upload world.