You’ve put it better than I did, my friend. I had a prolonged argument with a friend last night about the subject, He has everything logically figured out but neglects the sources of the very premise that he was trying to prove.
After 1,111 words [I copy and paste my 1/2 of interesting conversations to my website for archival: http://icopiedyou.com/artificial-intelligence-stop…/ is where I stuck it] – I finally explained myself fully and told him that I didn’t care about the debate – I just cared if he was taking it seriously enough to be upset by it as a possibility for the future.
I worry about people’s psychological health more than what their beliefs are. Beliefs are fine but excessive fervent beliefs can be a “bad thing” psychologically, imo. [even an excessively fervent belief in Psychology tongue emoticon ]
Swarm technologies generate fear in people as well but that’s because we’re afraid of swarms of bees.
I guess I believe in society, oddly enough. I don’t have to rant about “the dangers of [x]” because I’d be entirely replaceable if I did. Someone else is more upset than I and will somehow make sure there are laws and safeguards in place. I pick my “World Battles” carefully and save my energies to helping individuals as I come across them. That’s where I can make a real difference.