I think the philosophy tag applies here.
Nice writeup. We’re doomed. Hope that even though we form part of the AI’s kernel, they won’t repeat humanity’s mistakes.
We’ll definitely be in the kernel. Hopefully the better parts…
Interesting idea, poorly constructed argument. The core insight that the self is decentered, that a large part of our psyche is located outside of our brain or “mind” and impacted by gut flora etc is correct, this was one of Freud’s ideas. I suggest the author read up on Freud, psychoanalysis, and cognitive science, in particular “extended cognition”.
Definitely poorly constructed. I have a tag of “I need an editor”. Was more to scratch an curious thought than extend any particular field (hence science-fiction rather than science).
Another thread I pulled was using “A Deepness in the Sky” as a basis - this is much more pure as it’s civilization on a vast time/space scale (one particular core thread is this -scarily- necessitates a collapse-and-rebuild cycle). I think I mostly picked AI because it’s a more approachable reality right now.
Oh I see, as exploratory writing it makes much more sense. I guess I read it wrong. Anyway, I still recommend reading up on those things, it’ll push your thinking on this even further :)