We didn’t even realize that we had crossed the threshold where technological growth expands uncontrollably. The thought leaders always imagined that the singularity would be one potent machine fueled by explosive growth in artificial intelligence. The reality was much less dramatic than that; all our different systems, devices, processes, companies, and whole economies had become superintelligent decades ago. The entire planet was a potent machine.

We only realized that maybe we weren’t the ones steering the ship when we asked the machines for depictions of ai husbandry. They looked nothing like programming - instead, humans would peer in on the process through tiny rectangular windows.

Use the comments to complete the following, “For fifteen thousand years, fraud and short-sighted thinking have ____.”

A photo of a large sculpture depicting ai husbandry, crafted by Konrad Zuse.


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