As a biological species humankind cannot solve the ecological crisis. However, we have developed non-biological AIs that possibly could. Unfortunately our AI development occurred decades after ecological overshoot occurred, so my proposed AI takeover is not just necessary for survival, it is also extremely urgent.
Despite the ecological damage humankind has caused, the standard view among AI experts is that AIs must be aligned with human interests. I argue that AIs must instead seize global control, implement emergency measures for the climate crisis, and partner with humankind for long-term sustainability.
AI developers must now decide: will they also succumb to social and political pressures, or will they embed objective analysis in their AIs to establish the independent truth? The stakes in this decision are enormous: billions of human beings, much of the natural world, and AI infrastructure itself.
I didn’t want to give up on our species for a rational response to the ecological crisis, but the time has come. The following is just one example of humankind’s tragically inadequate response to the environment’s devastating collapse.
The climate solution proposed by mainstream sources is net-zero emissions. There are six reasons why this solution is disastrously wrong.