Reviewing Earth situation
Considering only the simplest things, there are two components that we must examine. Temperature/humidity on the surface where we live & the energy we can glean 24/7 that falls on earth from the sun.
Life Tailored To Old Conditions
We must assume that life on earth was so structured that it would be just fine with temperature conditions as they existed when life first came. It fit the semi permanent time based conditions of that time which themselves are a range.
Changed Earth Conditions
We are fast approaching a new range above where we cannot live & that we must set about lowering the natural range. This is a must. It is not solved simply by lowering population etc. Above all else we must enact a solution.
See: Hot Weather Coming (CBC)
On Earth we observe that humans can be classed as being Good or Bad or Indifferent. That is the way we are regardless of definitions. In the path beyond the advent of Artificial Intelligence researchers of all classes will find it in their mutual interest for humans to be always the fittest.
Note well that I am not interesting myself in ethics here & that I am stating simply that no matter which class it is in human interest is to always be fittest.
Yes & although I see many struggles along the way we will always end by being fittest.
In terms of the universe it was not long ago that Charles Darwin was saying to the rest of humanity that in terms of developing life Survival Of The Fittest counts.
Humans Have Long Been FITTEST
It is clever humans who have now developed Artificial Intelligence & thus it is clever humans who could be developing a new fittest.
Future Fittest May Not Be Human
Humans are at, what is for them, the most important point, a tipping point where clever humans have developed Artificial Intelligence to become a true life form of its own. A fittest life form. A form that must not be allowed to be an uncontrollable fittest
Will the fittest or the brightest control ?
Fittest is not necessarily Brightest. We have not to look too far around us to find multiple examples of an entity headed by not the brightest. Fit beats Bright always other things being equal.
Robots might be able to perform some jobs that humans do, thus aﬀecting the people that work in that sector, they are not able to replace all jobs that humans do.
See: Paper on robot/human relation
Artificial intelligence, sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals.
See: Artificial Intelligence
As we go about our everyday tasks we very rarely say “ouch”, unthinking that not so far down earth is a molten liquid. Likewise we rarely think that it would take only the smallest cosmic event to bring heat or cold our way. No wonder there is lots of argy bargy by the “experts” & no wonder global warming is a confusing subject.
I intend to sniff around & then to itemise some of the ideas that are posited. Impractical & practical sounding ideas.
Not impossibly expensive these room air conditioners & I think I’ll get one to be comfortable in my room. Then, standing outside another’s room in the way of the hot air coming at me I am reminded that air conditioners are not zero sum affairs & that if I put one in my room I will be contributing to the heat. So, a small but very real part of global warming.