This presentation is not exactly a transhumanist or technological exposition, however I think it touches on something valuable to examine as we move forth into the 4th industrial revolution or, if you prefer the terminology, the technological singularity. In the video, Jordan Peterson talks about the necessity of maintaining a balance between order and chaos and the dangers of moving too far to either extreme. This philosophy of balancing opposites is something I share because destruction tends to lay at the end of extremes, whether it be politically, religiously, and technologically, just to name a few. I believe the advancement of in fields such as technology and AI are inevitable and seeking to halt progress due to fear is futile. I urge the replacement of fear with caution because what is fear but a destructive extreme of caution? We need to move forward with caution and a balance of intelligence and compassion or the future we create will likely be one we do not want. I hope you enjoy this little philosophical excursion from specific technologies usually focused on here at Dawn of Giants.
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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, delivers a Talk at TEDxToronto 2011 on the theme of Redefining Reality.
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