Rogan then wonders what would stop ‘the machines’ from asking, “Why should I keep this dumb, finite form alive?” That’s humans, in case it wasn’t clear. The question does not get answered.
3. "It could be terrible. And it could be great. It’s not clear. One thing is for sure we will not control it."
Elon Musk tells Rogan how he has tried to warn the American government, including talking to Obama directly, about the dangers of AI. “I try to convince people to slow down AI, to regulate AI. This was futile. I tried for years. Nobody listened.”
Rogan paints Musk as the character in a movie that warns everyone about impending doom, but no one listens.
4. “Your phone is already an extension of you. You are already a cyborg.”
Musk argues that our smart phones have already become extensions of human beings and increase our intelligence. Thus, what is his best case scenario to dealing with AI? To merge with it à la Stephen Hawking, and he is already working on his next big idea called Neuro-link.
5. “If your biological self dies you can probably just upload it into a new unit.”
According to Musk, we are moving towards a future where when your biological body dies, you could possibly be uploaded into a new unit and continue living as a computer.