“I see no evidence that human institutions anywhere in the world are ready for the change that lies before us, nor do they show any significant capacity to address existential threats – as can be clearly seen in their response to climate change.

‘“A telling quote:
The world of the future will be an even more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.

“Norbert Wiener, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, said this back in 1964.”

This was written in November 2023 in reply to the question: Considering likely changes due to the proliferation of AI in individuals’ lives and in social, economic and political systems, how will life have changed by 2040? This and more than 150 additional responses are included in the report “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence by 2040”