Take the Robot Overlord Test

Take the Robot Overlord Test

Will AI take over the world?  •  Will robots take all the jobs?  •  Will machines become conscious?

As much as these sound like technical questions, they aren’t really. They are philosophical ones. That’s why there are such wide disagreements on these questions. It isn’t because different people know different things, rather it is because different people believe different things about reality.

Answer 16 yes/no questions to analyze your perspective on these three topics.

1. Nothing happens in your body that can't be explained by physics.


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2. In the great cosmic sense of things, there is no such thing as "right" and "wrong."


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3. Humans are machines.


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4. You have a soul.


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5. Humans are different than animals in a profound way. We are not just higher animals.


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6. The laws of physics can or will explain everything that happens in the universe.


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7. The idea of a living machine is a contradiction in terms.


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8. You have free will.


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9. There are many things that humans can do that a machine will never be able to.


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10. No matter how sophisticated a computer gets, there is really "no one home," no self that experiences the world.


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11. In spite of all of the technology we have created, there are very few humans who are literally unemployable.


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12. If a computer ever says, "I love you," then it is a lie, because there is no "I" and a machine cannot love.


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13. Consciousness may not be explainable with the laws of physics as we know them.


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14. We can never "run out of jobs" because human ingenuity just makes more.


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15. There is nothing "special" about life. It is just a self-sustaining electrochemical process.


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16. Your brain is basically a "meat computer."


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Your answers suggest:

Robot's won't take all the jobs.

You are divided about robots taking all the jobs.

Robots will take all the jobs.

AI may be impossible.

You are divided on whether AI may be possible.

AI is possible and super intelligence as well.

Computers can't become conscious.

You are divided on whether computers can become conscious.

Computers will become conscious.

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