Artificial Intelligence, economics and the famous guy in the wheelchair

  FINANCIAL ADVISOR’S VIEW We are too confident in our ability to understand and control complex phenomena like the economy or politics. Stephen Hawking, the famous guy in the wheelchair, has a dire prediction for the future of humanity. According to him, we will wipe ourselves out within the next 1 000 years with a probability of 1 (100%)! According to him, the probability that we will do so within any given year is negligible, but that given enough time, it is a certainty. RIP Homo Sapiens. While a 1000 years is tiny bit longer than I was expecting to be here, which makes me slightly less anxious about Professor Hawking’s dire prediction, the scenarios that might lead to humanity facing some grave challenges fascinate me. One of these grave challenges…


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