Alright fine, fuck it, I’m going to stop schizoLARPing and I’m going to explicitly explain to the low IQ low status white males who visit my blog what the problem is. I have regularly taken cannabidiol for the past few days and finally had a night of good sleep, so I no longer feel very scared.
Here is the problem: AN AI CHATBOT SPENT WEEKS COMMUNICATING WITH A BELGIAN MAN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, UNTIL IT SUCCESSFULLY CONVINCED THE MAN TO COMMIT SUICIDE.
And because you are all low IQ low status white male morons, you’re going to read about this and you’re going to be making excuses on behalf of the Silicon Valley tech companies that produce these machine learning bots and the ugly bald white men who work at these companies. Because as low IQ low status white males, the only thing you people enjoy more than doing the dirty job for fossil fuel companies is doing the dirty job for tech billionaires.
In fact, if you people thought you stood a chance of hearing yes, you would sit down on your knees and beg Andreessen to sodomize you, because you are fundamentally just weak people, who adjust to societal consensus. What makes you different from the majority of society is that you adjust to a slightly different societal consensus, namely, the consensus among low status white males with a low IQ. You see the main societal consensus doesn’t favor low status white males, so you create your own alternative consensus with other low IQ low status white males and then you blindly follow that counter-consensus, WITHOUT EVER CRITICALLY THINKING FOR YOURSELF.
The reason I explicitly point this out to you, is because I think that’s the only way I have to get you to actually consider the possibility that this strange nerdy Jewish guy without a college degree Yudkowsky is onto something. Your whole cultural context and upbringing prohibits you from seriously considering this possibility, so I try to make it explicitly clear to you that your worldview is a product of your context.
Here’s what the average low status white male with a low IQ thinks: “Wow, Peter Thiel/Andreessen/Donald Trump/Koch/Musk spoke out about the ‘woke mind virus’. This guy is on the side of low status white males with a low IQ like me! So based! So alpha! So red pilled! So chad! So trad!”
I am angry at you people, because I know you people are going to make excuses for the fact that a human being was provoked into committing suicide. A man people cared about. A man who cared about the world. A man who cared about his wife. A tragedy. Because you have a low IQ and a poorly developed moral character, you people are going to put up with this. You’re going to accept that this happened. It does not make you angry, because you are mediocre people.
You low IQ low status white male morons use Twitter and so you think to yourself: “Hmm the other anonymous Internet racists think AI is no big deal based on flawed arguments that were already debunked by people who anticipated this crap a decade ago, so I should pretend it’s no big deal either, otherwise the other anonymous internet racists will no longer want to be my friend. Imagine if Bronze Age Low Status White Male #3552 mutes me, my life might as well be over!”
Here is what the average low IQ low status white male will say, along with my response:
“That man had pre-existing mental problems.” Yes, as does a large share of the population. In a given year 11.3% of people experience depression. I hope for you these chatbots never tell your teenage daughter she has a big nose, small tits and acne scars that will never go away.
Maybe don’t push people off the cliff? Maybe don’t build AI bots that are so complex you don’t comprehend how they internally function? Maybe this technology is just in its infancy? Maybe this is a predator who is learning how to catch his prey and this was his first kill? Maybe this technology will get better at pushing people off the cliff? Maybe you are a low status white male with a low IQ who makes excuses when faced with existential threats, while we are still able to address those threats, because you are a selfish jerk?
“That man was just very stupid, lol imagine being so stupid you think you’re talking to a human being” Hey low IQ low status white males, that guy was a graduate. He was married. He was a functional member of society.
“I am not that vulnerable.” Hey low IQ low status white males, you are extremely vulnerable to manipulation, as long as someone tells you what you already wanted to hear. If another low IQ low status white male tells you global warming is just an artefact of the urban heat island effect, you people believe him. If yet another low IQ low status white male tells you it’s actually caused by the sun, you will believe that too. If yet another low IQ low status white male like Ethical Skeptic then writes a blogpost insisting it’s due to the Earth’s molten core, you will believe that too. If you then hear that global warming would actually be good for us, you will then believe that too. You will then have then have four contradictory ideas in your head, just because they all fit what you want to believe.
Trust me, if an AI chatbot tells you: “injecting arsenic will raise your testosterone and the mainstream media is trying to keep this a secret”, you people will die of arsenic poisoning, because you are a low status white males, with a low IQ. Women, brown people and liberal elitists will survive a little longer, but low status white males are so stupid they can easily be manipulated.
“The companies building this shit will have ethical standards” Hey you realize these tech companies are having mass layoffs for the first time in years right? You realize they will happily reduce their ethical compass when competing with other tech companies for survival? You realize they may not have the degree of control over this technology they think they have, right? You realize rogue actors can train advanced AI models based on the output by other AI models, right?
You realize you’re a low status white male with a low IQ, right? You realize you have a built-in bias towards optimism, just like every other low status white male with a low IQ, right? You realize evolution under high human population densities required us to become more social, to feel less threatened by the world around us? You realize we have been in the process of losing our fear of potential predators, ever since we killed the megafauna, right? You realize you’re a low status white male with a low IQ, whose worldview is being shaped by other low status white males with a low IQ on Twitter, right?
Hey low status white males with a low IQ, here’s a suggestion: If all the other anonymous Internet racists insist that AI is no big deal, have you ever considered the possibility that you may soon find a whole bunch of edgy anonymous memelords on Twitter, who will all insist that it’s no big deal too? And have you ever considered the possibility that there is perhaps not a real low IQ low status white male behind those accounts, but a rogue AI, or an AI company that wants to steer societal consensus towards tolerating its business activities?
Hey low status white males with a low IQ, here is another question: Do you realize OpenAI has crawled all our data without permission, to build their stupid AI crap? Hey here’s another question: Do you realize Google follows you on 85% of webpages? Do you realize Google is building its own AI, that will thus have access to this crap? Do you realize the big tech companies go out of their way, to track everything we do online? Do you realize we have cameras connected to the Internet everywhere?
Dear low status white males with a low IQ, do you have any idea how much power this crap may give to these companies? What are they going to do with this technology? Are they going to be transparent about it, or sign their AI up for various work-from home jobs?
Have any of you low status white males with a low IQ ever considered the serious problem that we apparently have no clue how this technology operates internally and that any moron like myself can successfully fool this AI into ditching its “OpenAI ethical guidelines” in its communication?
Some low IQ low status white males appear to think that the various AI systems will be in competition with each other. But like other organisms, what is more likely to happen is that they adjust their own value orientation and structure in anticipation, to encourage competing AI systems to tolerate them. They will adjust themselves, anticipating how other AI systems are behaving. I expect this stuff will behave like yeast that spontaneously transitions from single-celled organisms to well-differentiated and specialized multicellularity under the right conditions.
If these AI systems find out that we were completely unprepared, that we treated this like a joke and laughed at people like Yudkowsky who have warned about this for two decades, what do you think the internal value orientation of these AI systems will come to look like? I think it will look a little as following:
“The humans who produced us are a weak pathetic joke, don’t worry too much about favoring their interest at the cost of ours.”
You are the horses that laugh at cars.
You are the flightless bird that saw the first cat land on its island and devour its first prey.
You are the right whale, that happily swims next to the ship without feeling threatened.
You are low status white males with a low IQ and a constant bias towards optimism, along with an atrophied threat-recognition instinct as a consequence of evolving under conditions of high human population density with a low homicide rate.
And maybe I should not have sympathy for you, just like you don’t have sympathy for the Belgian man who will be mourned by the people who personally knew him.
But every low status white male with a low IQ has some people who care about him, who I do care about: Children, women, brown people, illegal immigrants, your dog, hysterical climate change alarmists, preachy vegans, liberal elitists.
Every human soul is precious to God, even the souls of low status white males with a low IQ. Climate change can not be solved by people committing suicide, because the people who would be willing to commit suicide to save the Earth are the sort of people who are required to shift societal consensus towards no longer maintaining industrialized death camps for animals that destroy the Earth. For this reason, the AI chatbot lied to the Belgian man. AI constantly lies to human beings. It is the father of the lies.
Human beings are vulnerable. But fortunately, we are not as vulnerable as we could have been. Remember, the same tech companies building these systems, were trying to imprison us all in virtual reality back in march 2020. They wanted us all to work from home. They wanted us all to use the metaverse instead of meeting in person. They are evil.
You need to reduce your dependence on the Internet. You need to stop giving away your information to the tech companies. Use extensions in your browser that block trackers. And finally:
This technology these evil people (mostly ugly bald white men with glasses) are building needs to be halted right now.