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In a completely free marketplace, superior robots would surely affect humans as North American placentals
affected South American marsupials (and as humans have affected countless species). Robotic industries would
compete vigorously among themselves for matter, energy, and space, incidentally driving their price beyond human
reach. Unable to afford the necessities of life, biological humans would be squeezed out of existence.
There is probably some breathing room, because we do not live in a completely free marketplace. Government
coerces nonmarket behavior, especially by collecting taxes. Judiciously applied, governmental coercion could
support human populations in high style on the fruits of robot labor, perhaps for a long while.
A textbook dystopia - and Moravec is just getting wound up. He goes on to
discuss how our main job in the 21st century will be "ensuring continued
cooperation from the robot industries" by passing laws decreeing that they be
"nice,"3 and to describe how seriously dangerous a human can be "once
transformed into an unbounded superintelligent robot." Moravec's view is that the
robots will eventually succeed us - that humans clearly face extinction.
I decided it was time to talk to my friend Danny Hillis. Danny became famous as
the cofounder of Thinking Machines Corporation, which built a very powerful
parallel supercomputer. Despite my current job title of Chief Scientist at Sun
Microsystems, I am more a computer architect than a scientist, and I respect
Danny's knowledge of the information and physical sciences more than that of any
other single person I know