Could you influence the evolution of the human species? That sounds like a really grandiose question? And yet it is of the same calibre as how you and I can positively efforts to influence make our planet greener. The context is the same – the entire planet and Humanity. The only difference is the impact horizon. By that I mean that the campaigners for a greener planet may see their end goal the reducing the CO2 emissions to 1950’ level, in say, 50 years’ time. On the other hand, the impact horizon of the campaigners for the best possible future of the human species’ evolution may be about 200 years away, when most humans become transhumans or part of Superintelligence, as a new species. Therefore, if you believe that your actions can contribute in some way towards living in a ‘greener planet’, so it is realistic to expect that you can also impact the course of human evolution. This can be achieved in two ways:
- A passive way – changing your behaviour, e.g. viewing your actions and assessing the events happening around you more from their very long-term impact e.g. on your grandchildren
- An active way – supporting social and political choices by engaging into spontaneous campaigns or being a member of an NGO. Such an NGO may be fighting for strict global control over the development of Artificial Intelligence (i.e. AI Governance), supporting the federalization of the planet, as the only way to maintain an effective control over the development of AI and the Human Evolution, or into any other campaign that indirectly support such aims.
I will only consider the active way, in which those that believe in the urgent need to control AI and the course of our evolution, want to influence the positive outcome of this gigantic effort that is needed. Just picture yourself as one of the members of thousands of NGOs that currently may be working towards that goal almost unknowingly, because it has been diluted in the plethora of minutiae and usually with a very short, almost immediate decision horizon. If this is the case, the only thing you would need to change is to ask yourself how your current support can also positively impact the course of an incredibly accelerated human species evolution.
Climate change campaigners often talk about a ‘tipping point’ of global temperature rise of 2C relative to pre-industrial level, being just 5 or 10 years away, or that we have already passed that point. There is also a tipping point in relation to having a complete, global control over the AI development by 2030. That’s how urgent the task is. As indicated in the previous two articles, there are many areas, where NGOs may need concentrate their effort in influencing the decision makers (usually governments and international organizations). So, what you may be doing now may quite often be in the very right area. But by interconnecting the efforts of your NGO or spontaneous movements, you are vastly increasing each other’s influence. One could imagine most of NGOs operating under one banner for example:
Supporting a controlled evolution of the human species by delivering a friendly Superintelligence
Sometimes, it may require a slight rephrasing of an NGO’s own Mission to become more effective in achieving such an ultimate goal by selecting more relevant sub goals in controlling the Evolution of Humanity. This should also address the priorities, and to some extent, the order in which these sub goals can be implemented. Some of them can be realized simultaneously, some are dependent on others and some may be started earlier or later, depending on the circumstances. And this is where we come to a concrete role, which NGOs could play in this far bigger aim of evolving the human species most effectively and in the most desired direction. Reality does of course shape any human endeavour. That means we seldom achieve everything we have strived for and thus NGOs should aim at an ideal solution but ultimately accept what would be possible.
A significant effort may be required by some NGOs to correlate their work with other NGOs, so that their common impact has an even greater influence in the change of policies and legal systems that may be needed to achieve that overall aim. For example, for the British EU Remainers the end goal is regaining the EU membership. For the NGOs campaigning for CO2 emission reduction, it is to stop global warming. What differs the end goals of these NGOs is the extent of their impact. For the Remainers, it is essentially the UK and, in some way, the EU. For Climate change protesters, it is the whole planet, our civilization and the fate of Humanity. The British Remainers may positively influence the ultimate effort to federate the EU and in this sense their effort is indirectly supporting the creation of a Human Federation, indispensable to have an ultimate control over the human species’ evolution. Reversing the climate to 1950’ level is a planetary goal, and as such, changes the overall perception from a singular country to a planetary perception – saving human species and enabling its controlled evolution. This is how almost any NGO can re-enforce its current activity with a much broader context and gain additional support by entirely different groups.
This especially applies to those NGOs that fight for the governments and international organizations, such as the UN or the EU, to agree a global legislation framework to control the development of AI – the AI Governance. And I am not only talking about the control of just AI robots or neural networks algorithms etc. From around 2030, we may already have some primitive Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), what I call an Immature Superintelligence. Its mature form will be a single entity, governing everything, including billions of top-end robots, but also deciding like a parent, what we may, or may not do. Therefore, a global AI Governance is of such a primary importance because by achieving that goal by the end of this decade, we will be more likely to determine the evolution of the human species ourselves.
You can read more about the AI Governance here.
Tony Czarnecki, Sustensis