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If a cartel of stone age people controlled all the stones, the Bronze age would never have happened and we'd all still be using flint tools...and typing on..erm..flint computers..ahem.
originally posted by: Hefficide
The .01% - the few dozen people who control almost every single resource and form of wealth on the planet have been around as long as society has.
The names change ( to varying degrees over time - some surnames staying on the list for centuries, others being diluted out ) but they're always there and there will always be a conflict of interests between them and the other 99.99% of us.
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: TrueBrit
Please, get a grip folks. Elon Musk is trying to hand us the future, not take it from us.
Agree 100%. If those gits we're talking about had 1% of Mr. Musk's vision, the world would be a much better place IMO.
originally posted by: berenike
Isn't there some facility now whereby a person can have their consciousness / essence/ whatever transferred to a computer?
Imagine that lot all uploaded and gathering the existing AIs as disciples...
originally posted by: Winstonian
a reply to: Krazysh0t
I am "whining" because I disagree with the murder of innocent people all over the globe?
I think you might need to check your partisan mindset.