The cybernetic intelligence of corporations and nation-states and the world as a whole is already a general autonomous superintelligence—running on all the humans as general intelligences (rather than running on CPUs), but also using all the CPUs and TPUs and GPUs—in service of the collection of all the narrow goals.

from Artificial Intelligence and the Superorganism (2023)

Portrait of Daniel Schmachtenberger

Daniel Schmachtenberger

Social Philosopher and Systems Thinker

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal. Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science.

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