This may be the most important thing I have ever done.  (at least on the internet)

This may be the most important thing I have ever done.  (at least on the internet)

This may be the most important thing I have ever done.  (at least on the internet)

AI is the enemy

Every pixel of media you absorb today is overhyped, oversold, and full of fear.  That is on purpose, and it is all driven by AI.  While technology has divided us, even the divided agree that in just the past 24 months technology has degraded society faster than any point in world history. What if it is all about to get worse?   If you ask people “What is the most important thing you have ever done?” they will almost always tell you something regarding their family. , If we want to take care of our families, If we want to take care of each other, if we want to take care of humanity, this may be what we need to do.

Those who understand all agree

Everyone agrees we are all more divided than ever.  So when over 1000 of the worlds greatest minds all agree on one thing, it gets my attention.  Let’s see if it can get yours.  What is it they are agreeing on?  The Future of Life Institute wrote a letter asking for the development of AI to be stopped and they asked for signatures of people that support their opinion.  So why do you care about the opinion of an Institute you have never even heard of until today?  Who signed it is the “Who’s who” of the worlds leading brains.  Let’s take a look at just a few…


Jaan Tallinn, Co-Founder of Skype, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Future of Life Institute

John J Hopfield, Princeton University, Professor Emeritus, inventor of associative neural networks

Yoshua Bengio, Founder and Scientific Director at Mila, Turing Prize winner and professor at University of Montreal

Stuart Russell, Berkeley, Professor of Computer Science, director of the Center for Intelligent Systems, and co-author of the standard textbook “Artificial Intelligence: a Modern Approach"

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, Tesla & Twitter

Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple

Connor Leahy, CEO, Conjecture

Evan Sharp, Co-Founder, Pinterest

Chris Larsen, Co-Founder, Ripple

Emad Mostaque, CEO, Stability AI

Rachel Bronson, President, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Max Tegmark, MIT Center for Artificial Intelligence & Fundamental Interactions, Professor of Physics, president of Future of Life Institute

Anthony Aguirre, University of California, Santa Cruz, Executive Director of Future of Life Institute, Professor of Physics

Victoria Krakovna, DeepMind, Research Scientist, co-founder of Future of Life Institute

Emilia Javorsky, Physician-Scientist & Director, Future of Life Institute

Sean O'Heigeartaigh, Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

Tristan Harris, Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology

Marc Rotenberg, Center for AI and Digital Policy, President

Nico Miailhe, The Future Society (TFS), Founder and President

Steve Omohundro, Beneficial AI Research, CEO

Carles Sierra, Director Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, IIIA-CSIC; President of the European Association of AI, EurAI., Research Professor of the CSIC, EurAI Fellow

Mark Nitzberg, Center for Human-Compatible AI, UC Berkeley, Executive Directer

John Wettlaufer, Yale University & Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Professor, Nobel Committee for Physics; Guggenheim Fellow; Fellow, American Geophysical Union; Fellow, American Physical Society

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, MIT, Professor of Physics, Wolf Prize in Physics, US National Academy of Sciences

Christof Koch, MindScope Program, Allen Institute, Seattle, Chief Scientist

Mateo Valero Cortes, Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Fellow of Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering

Richard Guy Compton, Oxford University, Professor of Chemistry

Robert Brandenberger, McGill University, Professor of Physics

Michael Wellman, University of Michigan, Professor and Chair of Computer Science & Engineering

Berndt Mueller, Duke University, J.B. Duke Professor of Physics

And there are over 1000 more and they all have the same credibility.  Those who understand how the internet works and those who understand how the human mind works, all agree that AI has to be stopped.

I signed the letter

Will it help?  Will it change the world?  Will it even change your mind, or did you not get this far because you had to get back to the AI that has addicted you to TikTok?  The solution to all of our mental degradation is simple….just stop using the systems that hurt our fellow man!  Your company does not need to use Google and Facebook’s surveillance capitalism systems to find new customers.  You don’t need to use AI to write your e-mail today.  Just. Stop.

To read the letter for yourself, click here:

Closer to the heart

Obviously, the state of AI has all of the smartest people (or at least the ones with a conscious and morality) very concerned.  Machines may take over.  This is real.  These people are very worried about it.  But don’t give up!  At this point we are in control.  We just have to get closer to the heart.  We can change this.  We can “mold a new reality, closer to the heart.”

In November of 1977 (45 years ago) Neil Peart of Rush wrote these lyrics.  We try to live by them every day.   Can your company do this?  Can you do this?  Can you teach your children to do this?   Let’s all agree to try.

And the men who hold high places

Must be the ones who start

To mold a new reality

Closer to the heart

The blacksmith and the artist

Reflect it in their art

They forge their creativity

Closer to the heart

Philosophers and ploughmen

Each must know his part

To sow a new mentality

Closer to the heart

You can be the captain

And I will draw the chart

Sailing into destiny

Closer to the heart

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