L'histoire se répète The first of a series of MetaMemes exploring the dilemmas and tensions facing humanity
This MetaMundo museum explores the repetition of history. The race is on to achieve ‘’artificial general intelligence.’’ It is often a suspected advancement of the competition, the Enemy, which motivates the accelerated development of extremely powerful technologies, such as AGI. Experts expect that soon after achieving this level of AI, the intelligence explosion may quickly bring forth a level of intelligence far superior to our own, thus putting us second in line in the universal food chain…. Artificial Super Intelligence, the explosion of an almost alien level of speed and thinking, a synthetic sentient being..
If we look at history of global threats, the nuclear threat is back on the news… Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Franklin Roosevelt in August 1939, to warn the President a dangerous weapon was potentially close to being invented in the arms of the Germans.. He suggested to Franklin Roosevelt a deeper examination of the power of the atomic bomb, and accelerated research towards its potential… The Manhattan project was born, and not long after, the Fat man was dropped on Hiroshima, with the goal of ensuring the surrender of Japan. The statement Einstein made was ''Woe is Me'', or ‘’Vey ist mir’’, as some translate it as; ‘’well fuck me…””
Did we learn our lesson? Some leading experts have spoken up to ensure that we are the first to achieve Artificial General Intelligence. This to ensure the evil states do not obtain its potential superpowers first... But in this what box do we open?
The link between the atomic bomb, the capitulation and the liberating of the artist’s mother:
Fatman, the bomb featured in this metaverse space created unprecedented destruction and loss of life…
It also marked the beginning of the capitulation of the Japanese Empire, absolutely relentlessly refusing to do so before this catastrophic event. The capitulation lead to the liberation of concentration camps such as Camp Tjideng in Indonesia. In these camps women and children were being held captive for years awaiting their fate, with bare living conditions and little nutrition. Malnutrition was being used as a strategy to subdue the populations into submission. Tjideng near Jakarta was the camp where Bart’s mother, uncle, aunt, and grandmother had been living for three years, living through hunger, infighting, oppression, and disease.
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