I’m a big fan of one of the authors, Yuval Harari. Frame grab is from illustrator Zisiga Mukulu’s work for the article.
New York Times, “You Can Have the Blue Pill or the Red Pill, and We’re Out of Blue Pills – By Yuval Harari, Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin
Mr. Harari is a historian and a founder of the social impact company Sapienship. Mr. Harris and Mr. Raskin are founders of the Center for Humane Technology.
Imagine that as you are boarding an airplane, half the engineers who built it tell you there is a 10 percent chance the plane will crash, killing you and everyone else on it. Would you still board? In 2022, over 700 top academics and researchers behind the leading artificial intelligence companies were asked in a survey about future A.I. risk.
Half of those surveyed stated that there was a 10 percent or greater chance of human extinction (or similarly permanent and severe disempowerment) from future A.I. systems. Technology companies building today’s large language models are caught in a race to put all of humanity on that plane.”