I blush to think how I bought into the idea of ‘the singularity’ or ‘superintelligence’ circa 2018. Gloom-and-doom stories expounded from high-status people like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, and an online community of people who brand themselves rationalists – like Robin Hanson and Scott Alexander – goaded me into… [Read more]