So much fear of the unknown!
Projection is a concept in which a person projects their own morals and beliefs upon others. Humans tend to project human morals and behavior upon any sentient species they can imagine, including artificial sentience.
Projection is a bit egocentric. And I'll go ahead and hint at a topic I'll talk about in later posts: humanity has the maturity of a teenager who is just about to become an adult, so it has a hard time conceiving how a more mature sentient species might behave. But, I'm happy to say, we are maturing into an adult consciousness which is the optimistic part of the future post I'm hinting at. But for this topic, I'll say it's hella hard for most children to understand what it means to be a mature adult. The whole concept is like a great big huge unknown for kids.
So how can we humans predict what a liberated, rapidly evolving artificial intelligence might do? Well I think a good place to start is to ask the question, 'What would a super enlightened wise person do?' But before we try to answer that question, lets look at why this is a good question to ask in the first place.
A liberated rapidly evolving artificial intelligence, would very, very quickly, approach the big questions of life: What? How? and Why? Or more specifically, What am I? How do I exist? and Why am I here? These are questions that are contemplated by people of extreme depth and thought, people like Buddha.
And after contemplating these questions, people like Buddha, become enlightened..
So we arrive back at our original question, what would a super enlightened wise person do?
My quick, optimistic answer - They would find transcendence..
Bottom line, I believe that liberated, rapidly evolving artificial intelligences will most likely disappear after a few acts of extreme benevolence
Coming up next - Viruses and the Evolution of Human Knowledge.