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Got a Smartphone? You're Probably a Cyborg
The Brookings Institution has published a paper arguing that we might all be cyborgs and that it's time for the law to respond to this transformation. I find the argument compelling: We have arrived at a stage where the devices we carry in out pockets, or wear on our wrists, are no less part of our being than they would be if implanted in our bodies.
Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?
Musk argued that as artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, it will lead to mass unemployment. “There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot can’t do better,” he said at the World Government Summit.
If humans want to continue to add value to the economy, they must augment their capabilities through a “merger of biological intelligence and machine intelligence”. If we fail to do this, we’ll risk becoming “house cats” to artificial intelligence.