It seems like a self-fulfilling prophecy. He argues AI will take over humanity, so we should develop AI first and merge with it in order to “befriend” it. He sure is helping AI directly take over our brains with this neurallink stuff. This is a case of manifesting fear by over-reacting, like pushing the pendulum in the other direction only for it to swing right back just as hard.
Musk is just concerned with Facebook developing AI before him, as he’s at odds with Zuckerberg. He believes Facebook will make an unethical AI.
The middle way is calming and relaxing, not reacting to fear, and instead letting the pendulum rest in the middle. The only way to stop the source of our problems is to calm down, not run into extremes.
Global warming, if we do assume it to be true that co2 affects temperatures, and is partly caused by humans, then it is only caused by greed (for many kids, many resources, etc…). AI also caused by greed, since Facebook and others are employing it for data collection and thus profit.
The purpose of technology, at the end of the day is to free up time, and for most people, that extra time just means more sensual indulgence.
So if you want to stop all the problems, get to the root cause: sensual desire and greed (stemming from ignorance). So I’m going to take the Malthusian perspective, and deny that technology will solve all our problems, I think instead it will create 100 more problems for every problem it solves, as long as the root cause isn’t dealt with.