10 things that would happen to the world if all humans were superintelligent
We are concerned about the existential threat posed by AI gaining superintelligence and eradicating humans, similar to Skynet in the Terminator films.
What if it were possible to increase all human intelligence to its highest level through gene manipulation or a superintelligence chip?
1. Increase in Atheism
I would guess that a firm reliance on science would lower the belief in an external deity. Assuming that culture and religion, personal experience was not a significant factor.
2. People would cease or reduce lower complexity work
People would find manual work boring and would seek the more complex types of work that would intellectually be stimulating.
3. We would focus more on AI and automation
We would automate away all the boring, tedious work.
4. Increase in more sophisticated crime
Infinite intelligence leads to infinite ambition, and not all ambition is good.
5. Advanced education
Education and learning would be accelerated with complex subjects taught at a younger age.
6. Rise of startups
Opportunities would be hard to get, so people would create their business ideas.
7. Space Travel
We would probably work more vigorously towards space travel, colonizing new worlds and possibly terraforming a new planet.
Highly intelligent individuals may struggle to find challenges and stimulation daily, leading to boredom and a lack of motivation.