4.7.2. Spreading fear for super-intelligence
Nevertheless, some evolutionists believe that machines will one day surpass human intelligence, because of the theory of evolution: microbes → vegetation → animals → humans → What's next? Super-intelligent computers? Terminator?
Unable to design general intelligence themselves, this evolution they fear – or hope for – must be superhuman, supernatural or divine – defying the laws of nature. And believing in a superhuman, supernatural or divine entity is called: a belief, a religion.
The theory of evolution is the only religion that spreads fear for super-intelligence. Religions like Judaism, Christianity and the Islam officially believe that respectively Yahweh, God and Allah has created life and the universe. On the other hand, Hinduism and Buddhism have no explanation for the origin of life and the universe. In search for an answer, some of them combine their religion with the religion of evolution, including the fear for the emergence of super-intelligence.
Let's assume that we should fear super-intelligence because of Moore's Law. In that case, this super-intelligence will first operate in slow-motion, and getting pace later on. Then we have enough time to “pull the plug”.
And what if a robot gets out of control? A robot has no mind of its own. It is just a machine. And machines have a manufacturer. So, it will be same as any other machine getting out of control: You switch it off and sue the manufacturer for delivering an unsafe product.
The only problem: How to insure damage caused by autonomously operating machines?