InHuman Zoos

The Dangers of Totalitarian Science, Pt. 2

Series
ID the Future
Host
John G. West
Guest
George Gilder
Duration
00:16:47
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On this ID the Future from the vault, we hear part two of a panel discussion on “The Danger of Totalitarian Science,” held at the July 2018 FreedomFest in Las Vegas. This discussion followed a screening there of the film Human Zoos, written and directed by John West, who emceed the panel discussion. Here, Discovery Institute senior fellow George Gilder raises concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) — but not the usual economic ones. He’s more concerned about the thinking underlying some of the more ambitious attempts at AI — and how it would tend to turn the whole world into one very large yet confining human zoo.

George Gilder

Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of Discovery Institute
George Gilder  is Chairman of Gilder Publishing LLC, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A co-founder of Discovery Institute, Mr. Gilder is a Senior Fellow of the Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality, and also directs Discovery's Technology and Democracy Project. His latest book, Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy (2018), Gilder waves goodbye to today's Internet.  In a rocketing journey into the very near-future, he argues that Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a “great unbundling,” which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet.
Tags
Artificial intelligence
Elon Musk
FreedomFest
George Gilder
human zoos
John G. West
Ray Kurzweil
science
scientism
totalitarian science