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Information Colossus

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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Abstract

Continuing the thought introduced in the last chapter, we suggest that society is a nonlinear system, which is subject to the feedback contributed by an exponential rise in technology, information, and gene/AI instantiated in humans to increase intelligence, will accelerate something along the lines of a Singularity. However, human adaptability to technology appears to progress linearly, but for its development and response to social memes. Many highly structured collective behaviors are the consequence of simple principles or rules, the purposes which help satisfy some important survival imperative. Humans share survival imperatives similar to other species, especially as concerns adaptation to a changing climate, but also different imperatives as wrought by changing technology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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