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TL;DR Summary: In a YouTube video, Jordan Peterson think about AI and expresses his concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) and what it means for humanity. He argues that the bigger the technological toy, the smarter we must be to use it. He describes how virtualization enables psychopathy and how anonymous trolls on Twitter are psychopathic, Machiavellian, narcissistic, and sadistic.
Jordon Peterson notes that the pace of technological advancement is so fast that we could see an AI giant walk around the earth in the next two to three years. He believes that we are primitive children on the ethical front with the tools of gods, and we need to take on an ethical responsibility commensurate with our technological power. Otherwise, we could make this world quite a heavenly place, but there are a lot more pathways to hell than there are to heaven.
Jordan Peterson’s Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence
We must use technology responsibly to prevent the potential for corruption and misuse of power.
- 00:00 🤔 We must use tech wisely to avoid creating powerful tools that could lead to giants walking the earth again.
- We must be smarter than our technology to use it responsibly, as we are already creating powerful tools that could potentially lead to giants walking the earth again.
- 00:58 🤔 Anonymous trolls on Twitter have dark personalities.
- Anonymous trolls on Twitter have been studied and found to have the dark tetrad of personality traits, including Machiavellianism, narcissism, and sadism.
- 02:28 🤯 Virtualization amplifies psychopathy and narcissistic Machiavellianism.
- Virtualization enables psychopathy, which is tearing apart our culture and amplifying the pathology of narcissistic Machiavellian people.
- 03:55 🤔 We must reevaluate Good and Evil in light of our technological power and take on an ethical responsibility.
- Alchemy’s promise of matter led to the emergence of science, which has made us technologically advanced, but also carries an ethic from the Judeo-Christian tradition.
- We must take on an ethical responsibility commensurate with our technological power, requiring a revaluation of Good and Evil.
- 05:37 🤔 We must use tech responsibly or face dire consequences.
- We are at a crossroads and must be careful with our technological power or risk a nightmare beyond contemplation.
- 06:39 🚫 Individuals must take responsibility to prevent corruption.
- Individuals must take responsibility for their actions to prevent the corruption of the world.
- 07:53 🤯 Everyone is responsible for their own and others’ actions.
- Everyone is responsible for their own actions and the actions of others, a realization that can be overwhelming and even lead to psychosis.
- 08:40 🤔 Choose wisely: our words create our reality and determine our fate.
- People must choose between accepting responsibility for their actions or believing their life is ultimately meaningless.
- Every word we say creates reality and tilts the world towards heaven or hell, so be careful with what we say.
Here are the full transcripts of Jordon Peterson’s view of AI
(5) Jordan Peterson’s Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence – YouTube
(00:00) can you comment on your thoughts about artificial intelligence and what it means for Humanity the bigger the toy the smarter you better be to use it so that’s and that’s worth thinking about because we’re coming up with some pretty damn big toys and one of my friend Jonathan pajo said again he said recently he’s I told you about him this deep deep religious thinker he’s something he said we’re going to see giants walk the earth again and you think well what does that mean it’s like well
(00:47) we’re already Androids you know already when you’re on Twitter you’re an Android well why well you know there are lots of trolls on Twitter sometimes I’m one of them by the way but I’m not an anonymous troll so I take my lumps let’s say well I started calling the trolls troll demons and uh I had a reason for that and the reason is you know maybe you’re some resentful character who’s a coward and and your Machiavellian and narcissistic and Psychopathic and sadistic because that’s actually the
(01:26) Hallmarks of anonymous trolls and that’s been studied very well by people who study the so-called dark tetrad of personality traits I interviewed this guy Dale paulus who’s the head researcher among the dark dark tetrad research group and that’ll be coming out right away and it’s clearly the case that the anonymous denigrating trolls are Psychopathic Machiavellian narcissistic sadists and maybe not right to the clinical point but enough so that you can detect it using the proper psychometric measurement instruments and
(02:01) so you think you got this resentful you know underground character who’s carpent away on Twitter trying to do nothing but cause trouble who’s also Anonymous and he’s bitter and he wants to hurt people and he likes to hurt people which is what lulls means right I’m doing it for the lulls means I’m doing it because I positively Delight in the production of human misery and you think if you just met that guy you wouldn’t give him a half a second of your time in fact he wouldn’t even meet him because
(02:29) he’s cowering in his mother’s basement covered with Cheeto dust under the covers you know and he’s just he’s just there’s nothing to him at all except bitterness in spite but now you multiply him 10 million times and you make him electronic and that’s an Android and that’s what happens every time you post something on Twitter and she’s not it’s it’s he’s already a human machine hybrid and he’s a human super intelligent connected machine hybrid and so that means all his
(02:57) pathology is Multiplied immensely by our Tech by our technological might and I’ve thought recently that virtualization enables psychopathy so in normal social situations if you’re a narcissistic Machiavellian and you push it too hard someone will absolutely hit you and that will be the end of it and most of the time it’s cowards who take that route and it doesn’t take much intimidation to stop them just the hint of appropriate just retaliation will keep them silent but online especially if you’re
(03:32) anonymous that’s all Stripped Away and so the Psychopaths can have free reign and part of the reason that our culture is being torn apart at the moment is because virtualization enables psychopathy and so that’s a big problem and so that all pertains to this question of well you know when you have bigger toys you better be a bigger boy and that’s something Carl Jung commented on in detail in his writing he thought that he studied Alchemy you know thousands of years of alchemical writing the Alchemists were motivated by the idea
(04:03) that there was a substance that was material and if we could investigate material and discover that substance we would live forever we wouldn’t be ill and we could transmute base Metals into gold which would be infinitely wealthy and Jung’s notion was that the promise of matter was what impelled Alchemy and out of that grew science and science is motivated by the notion that if we study matter deeply enough we’ll prolong life will increase health and will make ourselves wealthy and of course that’s exactly what
(04:36) happened and we took this technological route there so out of alchemy this weird dreamlike mythology emerged science and just blew up and made us into technological Giants but there was an ethic in alchemy too that was Allied in part complexly with the whole judeo-christian tradition there was an ethic and it didn’t expand at the same rate and so now we’re you know we’re primitive children on the ethical front with the tools of gods and that’s very very dangerous and in fact it might be fatally dangerous and so one of the
(05:12) things that Jung attempted to do in his work was to help people understand that it was necessary for us to take on an ethical responsibility that was commensurate with our technological power and that that would require something like a something like the deepest of all possible religious revaluations right the revaluation of Good and Evil to use the nietzschean phrase as an as of what medication for the death of God is very serious set of ideas and you think we’re powerful now man you wait till the AI giant starts to stroll
(05:46) around the earth and that’s common like you will absolutely see that in your lifetime you’ll probably see it in the next two or three years because that technology is moving so quickly that even those who are on top of it can’t keep up so and I would say we better get our act together because we could make this world quite the Heavenly place but there’s a lot more Pathways to Hell than there are to have it and you know by the time World War II hit we were pretty damn technologically powerful we could
(06:14) take out a lot of the world in a very short period of time but that was nothing compared to what we can do now so we’re we’re really at a Crossroads we could have everything we could dream of if we were careful but we could have a nightmare Beyond contemplation if we’re not and so I would say and I would say this is all on you right because also as we become technologically more powerful every single individual becomes more powerful and that means the corruption of the individual starts to become more and more a world
(06:46) destabilizing Force well obviously right because look how connected you are so how could it be otherwise right because that connection means your power is Multiplied obviously that’s what it means and that means your sins are multiplied really now we already know the people who studied totalitarian states with any degree of depth figured out 40 years ago that a totalitarian state can only Thrive if every single person in the state lies solzhenitzen claim was one man who stops lying can bring down a tyranny which he
(07:19) did by the way now not alone you know Reagan had something to do with that so did so did the Pope at that time and not a variety of other people as well but they were three Cardinal individuals and so you know you look there look out there in the world and you see the Giants marching towards you and you think well what can I do and the answer is bloody well get your act together because here it comes boys and girls and you better be prepared so you know and and also not just for your own sake but for the sake of everyone
(07:53) what did Dostoevsky say everyone is responsible not only for what they do but for what everyone else does and that’s that’s an insane thing to say but Dostoevsky was an insane genius and with heavy emphasis on the genius and it’s very weird to understand that the world might be constituted so that everything that you do matters so much that it also affects everything everyone else does but that is how the world’s constituted and that’s a hell of a burden to take on and a very frightening realization you
(08:24) know it’s enough to make you psychotic psychotic if it comes upon you unawares you know people who become manic they get some sense of their of the potential of their reach but it comes upon them involuntarily and it just destroys them it’s just they’re too close to God that’s a good way of thinking about they’ve flown too close to the Sun Sun’s still there and you need it but you can definitely fly too close to it but you’re still stuck with the responsibility and that’s a very daunting thought you
(08:53) know I’ve often thought if people had to choose between imagine you could choose here’s your choice your life is meaningless fundamentally ultimately you know you’re just a dust spec in in a in a you’re just a grain of sand on an infinite Beach and and what you do doesn’t really matter and that’s very dismal view of the world but on the other hand you don’t have any responsibility you can do whatever you want and so you got to ask yourself when people make that claim is like are they Stark realists are they
(09:25) just trying to evade responsibility and there’s all sorts of reasons to evade responsibility so I would use that hypothesis first and foremost and the alternative to that is an even more terrifying View and that’s associated with the fear of God that’s the beginning of wisdom is every single thing you do matters it echoes and and spreads every word you say every word you say constitutes reality that’s the Divine word every word you say tilts the world towards heaven or hell and that’s the truth so
(10:02) [Applause] so be careful what you say right because you’re bringing the world into being from the realm of unformed possibility and you’re making a decision whether that’s a tilt towards heaven or a tilt towards hell and really that’s what you’re doing so someone’s excited about that hopefully someone who’s aiming upward