… Caveman Principle, the idea that humans are more or less the same now as they were 100 thousand years ago. The Principle goes that whenever a conflict breaks out between modern technology and humanity’s ancient instincts, the instincts win out every time. Kaku argued that this is why we never saw a paperless office, and while cities are still teeming with people bustling from one place to another. We are, at our core, social creatures who rely on the tactile rather than the ethereal.

… people like Musk and Gates who will bring that disaster upon us. The more we try to control and outthink artificial intelligence, the more reason it will have to hate and destroy us if or when it does become sentient. We need to teach artificial intelligence with compassion and nurturing, not control it with backdoor codes and subterfuge.