Elon Musk Predicts A.I. Will Launch Preemptive Strike That Begins WW3

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Sep 04, 2017 - 15:00

Elon Musk is either privy to some really disturbing technology that the rest of us can't even begin to fathom or he is desperately crying out for help by advertising his recurring nervous meltdowns over social media.

In his latest frightening/entertaining (depending on one's viewpoint) tweet storm, Elon predicts that artificial intelligence will be the "most likely cause of WW3" and that robots may actually initiate the outbreak of a global war if they decide that a "prepemptive strike is most probable path to victory."

"China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo.  May be initiated not by the country leaders, but one of the AI's, if it decides that a prepemptive strike is most probable path to victory."

Meanwhile, Elon would like to reassure you that North Korea should be "low on our list of concerns for civilizational existential risk" and that the greater focus should be on governments robbing companies of their AI intellectual property at gunpoint.

"NK launching a nuclear missile would be suicide for their leadership, as SK, US and China wd invade and end the regime immediately."


"Should be low on our list of concerns for civilizational existential risk. NK has no entangling alliances that wd polarize world into war."


"Govts don't need to follow normal laws. They will obtain AI developed by companies at gunpoint, if necessary."

Then again, maybe Elon just thinks he's the only guy in the world who has seen the Terminator movies and that he can blatantly rip off their storyline without the rest of us noticing?