Many arguments have been made about the threat of artificial intelligence leapfrogging humanity to the point of human extinction. Our guest GW Hardin, however, believes that artificial intelligence is nowhere close to overtaking humanity, as evidenced by the work of Dr. Stuart Hameroff and mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, PhD. Yet, our daily relationship with technology demands that we look at ourselves and ask: are we acknowledging the magnificence of our humanity or the awe of our technology?
In 1955, Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russel created the Einstein-Russell Manifesto in response to mutually-assured destruction (MAD) due to nuclear warfare. A brief synopsis of this manifesto was echoed by Russel on his deathbed: "Remember your humanity." Today, we either listen to this invocation or face the consequences of becoming Human 3.0.