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Deep Utopia

Life and Meaning in a Solved World

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2024-05-21
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A greyhound catching the mechanical lurewhat would he actually do with it? Has he given this any thought? Bostroms previous book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies changed the global conversation on AI and became a New York Times bestseller. It focused on what might happen if AI development goes wrong. But what if things go right? Suppose that we develop superintelligence safely, govern it well, and make good use of the cornucopian wealth and near magical technological powers that this technology can unlock. If this transition to the machine intelligence era goes well, human labor becomes obsolete. We would thus enter a condition of "post-instrumentality", in which our efforts are not needed for any practical purpose. Furthermore, at technological maturity, human nature becomes entirely malleable. Here we confront a challenge that is not technological but philosophical and spiritual. In such a solved world, what is the point of human existence? What gives meaning to life? What do we do all day? Deep Utopia shines new light on these old questions, and gives us glimpses of a different kind of existence, which might be ours in the future.
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"This is a wondrous book. It is mind-expanding. It is poetic. It is moving. It is funny. The writing is superb. Every page is full of ideas. Russ Roberts, EconTalk host, President of Shalem College "Wow!" Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University; Co-author of The Second Machine Age "When technology has solved humanitys deepest problems, what is left to do? That is one question considered in a new publication by Nick Bostrom. He argues that beyond the post-scarcity world lies a post-instrumental one With the arrival of AI Utopia, this would be put to the test. Quite a lot would ride on the result." The Economist "Yeah" Elon Musk "A fascinating book" Peter Coy, The New York Times Rather than play the doomy hits, Deep Utopia considers a future in which humanity has successfully developed superintelligent machines but averted disaster. [it] examines what meaning there would be in life inside a techno-utopia, and asks if it might be rather hollow. WIRED "Bostrom is a marvelously energetic prose stylist; its uncanny how often he turns subjects like utilitarianism and Malthusian superabundance into genuinely thrilling reading. ... employs a wry understated humor thats often very quiet in its punchlines. ... A complex and stimulatingly provocative look at just how possible a fulfilling life might be. Kirkus Reviews "This is one of the strangest sort-of popular science (or philosophy, or something or other) books I've ever read. I can't say I enjoyed reading this book - but I think I am glad that I did." Popular Science Books "A major contribution to human thought and ways of thinking." Robert Lawrence Kuhn "A really fun, and important, book... the writing is brilliant... incredibly rich... a constant parade of fascinating ideas." Professor Guy Kahane, University of Oxford "Brilliant! Hilarious, poignant, insightful, clever, important." Professor Thaddeus Metz, University of Pretoria, author of Meaning in Life

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NICK BOSTROM is a Professor at Oxford University, where he is the founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute. Bostrom is the worlds most cited philosopher aged 50 or under. He is the author of more than 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (2008), Human Enhancement (2009), and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014), a New York Times bestseller which sparked a global conversation about the future of AI. His work has pioneered many of the ideas that frame current thinking about humanitys future (such as the concept of an existential risk, the simulation argument, the vulnerable world hypothesis, the unilateralists curse, etc.), while some of his recent work concerns the moral status of digital minds. His writings have been translated into more than 30 languages; he is a repeat main-stage TED speaker; and he has been interviewed more than 1,000 times by media outlets around the world. He has been on Foreign Policys Top 100 Global Thinkers list twice and was included in Prospects World Thinkers list, the youngest person in the top 15. He has an academic background in theoretical physics, AI, and computational neuroscience as well as philosophy.