“Get Smart”, my new article about the future of intelligence is out in this month’s Mensa Bulletin.
The domain of sapient entities may one day encompass not only humans, but transhumans, machine intelligences, augmented animals, distributed networks, group minds, even uploaded personalities. If so, our definition of what is intelligent and sentient would need to change, along with the legal and social institutions under which we’d coexist. There can be little doubt that it would be a very strange and different world – a world in which new forms of intelligence appear much more rapidly than has ever occurred in the past.
Originally titled “Evolution, Technology and the Future of Intelligence”, the Bulletin decided to go with the snappier “Get Smart”, presumably unaware of Jamais Cascio’s Atlantic Monthly article of the same name from two months before. I’ll try to include a link to the full article in the near future.