Ants and the Superintelligence

Ants and the Superintelligence by Brad Feld

If I’m an ant, there are giant exogenous forces in my world. I can’t really visualize them. I can’t communicate with them. I spent a lot of time doing things in their shadow but never interacting with them, until there is a periodic overlap that often is tragic, chaotic, or energizing. I get benefit from the existence of them, until they accidentally, or deliberately, do something to modify my world.


In my metaphor, the superintelligence == humans and humans == ants.

I wonder how many of the forest animals and plants in my area were consulted for permission to build the homes and roads in my neighbourhood?

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