Any combative language is just in good fun
That's just dreamy talk. The fact is that the boundaries on earth are as deep or deeper, FAR more theoretically profitable in terms of resource, human suffering, happiness, etc., etc., AND far cheaper and far less dangerous and far more directly applicable to the economy and national security. The vast distances in space put real, physical limits on what we can achieve there. It's factual, it's irrefutable, and it ensures any calculation of "what we can accomplish in the dead of space", is far and away less significant than what we can do on earth.Originally Posted by Kstang
And once we do develop it...let's put it this way. Any boundaries or frontiers that humans might dream up, will be not just already dreamed up by AI, but will have been solved in historical record breaking times by it/them. AI will be what dreams the dreams of the future, and Humans if we're lucky, will be in for the ride of our lives (until we replace ourselves with synethic life).
I will say that AI development is also incredible scary. Enough literature has touched on it, but it feels invevitable, and the good appears to far outweight the potential risks.