#Idea – Scientific Illiteracy Meets Growing Technological Reliance / 26.02.22

The gap between our scientific capabilities and the public’s understanding of science is vast, and growing.

Put another way: the growth in our scientific understanding is quickly outpacing the average person’s understanding of that science.

The implications? A world in which we increasingly depend upon things (mostly technological; technology being ‘applied science’) that only an elite few can understand.

In the long term, I can’t see this going very well, and I also can’t see it getting any better – as science and technology continue to advance.

World, please prove me wrong.

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#Idea – AI vs. AGI / 15.10.20

An AI can create a plausible piece of writing or art
Perhaps it will eventually surpass anything that you or I could create.
But, no matter how good it gets
It will not understand what it is doing.

Currently;
Understanding separates the humans from the machines.
And when it doesn’t, that will be another matter entirely.

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