The double-exponential unpredictability of AI and its potential to amplify evil may have only one workable antidote, logic suggests: moral absolutism. Wouldn’t it be strange indeed if the outcome of our wild tech experiments is a thunderous comeback for the 10 Commandments?
Historically it wouldn’t be strange. After the 1789 Terror, France emphatically returned to normal family life and normal work. After Mao’s cultural chaos, China returned firmly to its traditional rules. Family is everything.
Wokeism is actually a return to strict “Victorian” morality. Wokeites are prudes. They faint at the sight of a man.