Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

Do you agree with Elon Musk and other tech leaders who are calling for a pause on advanced AI development? Why or why not?

I disagree that we should pause AI development. We will achieve nothing by doing so, and in general, progress will continue.

On a deeper level, we receive the opportunity to create AI technology so that we start working on ourselves. The more we develop such technology, the more it will do the work that we previously did, and this will give us more time and room to work on ourselves.

What does “working on ourselves” mean? It means changing our nature from egoistic to altruistic.

Our inborn nature is an egoistic desire to enjoy for self-benefit alone, which makes us opposite to nature’s altruistic quality. Evolution gradually leads us to a state where we need to invert our nature and discover a new, harmonious and peaceful life in nature’s giving quality.

Technological progress, the simplification of human labor and its transition over to machines takes place so that we can eventually stop working on the machines, and start working on ourselves.

The engine of what we see as human progress is our growing egoistic desire to enjoy, which makes us continually try to make our lives more comfortable over the generations. We are evolving toward the realization that egoism is an evil force that nature created on purpose in order to show us its own altruistic side, and such a realization will lead us to inverting the ego into its next altruistic form: the quality of love and bestowal. In general, I favor all development that gradually leads us to this egoism-to-altruism transformation.

Based on the video “Kabbalist Reacts to Elon Musk and Other Tech Leaders’ Call for a Pause on AI Development” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Semion Vinokur. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.

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