Posted: Sat, February 23, 2013 | By: Special Guest
by John Ellis
(You’re going to die otherwise).
Seize power by the system - get elected. Control policy.
We control the future - because we build it.
Whatever intelligence is, it surely means planing. Planning takes foresight. How many public representatives are transhumanist? Extropian? Futurists?
All of them, but they don’t realize it.
Most haven’t a clue about movements by techies and trekies that are growing world- wide on-line faster than any relgion in history.
The UK, center of the 2 Billion plus British Commonwealth, and a major funder member of the 600 million (plus) European Union also holds 50% of world patents.
Here in the UK a new political party is forming.
Its so new it doesn’t have a name yet.
“The Futurist Party” may fight EVERY seat at the next election, and its slogan may be
“vote now or die.”
Government is so complex its best done by machines. Well isn’t it?
That the machines aren’t built yet isn’t our fault…the technology’s there, it just needs a givernment mandate to assemble it.
Superintelligence is adventing and that means trouble (if extinction’s trouble) or Utopia (that’s a sort of early Thomas More’s law!).
Whilst nothing’s more powerful than an idea whose time has come, if no-one hears the idea their time might have come and gone and machine intelligence come and wiped us.
A Futurist Party has to stand for definite things:
1) forcing government funds into Superintelligence construction and containment;
2) forcing science research to scale and daring;
3) smashing red tape with an emergency manifesto;
4)cherishing humanity so much we attack suffering, death and chaos by immediate, powerful directives.
So we can either lobby or form a government.
R U SERIOUS??
We’ve lobbied for over a decade and ZILCHE.
There is one way left if we want to live.
WE have to form the government.
(Forming a government also means we get paid).
NB It is NOT true it takes 10 or 20 years for a new party to establish. Communications are now global instant and we can form a government in ONE election. If we’re not that intelligent we dont deserve to govern.
What’s our agenda? Up to you: this is just a flier:
Staying alive, using technology wisely, the manifesto of Max More, but most of all to build containable accelerating intelligence.
Out of 20 elected politicians I wrote to, only 3 relied - one asking “What is Superintelligence?” via their secretary.
Go Google! (I could get into American speak).
Although this quote is well worn to futurists, it cant be drummed in hard enough because we are not dealing with some personal view: we are on the edge of extinction:
“Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an ‘intelligence explosion,’ and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make, provided that the machine is docile enough to tell us how to keep it under control.”
I. J. Good
There is ONE way forwards: to build safe Superintelligence RIGHT NOW.
Anyone interested in standing for parliament in the UK in the futurist party that hasn’t yet got a name its so new please email me under my handle and let’s knock out a policy and enter Government.