Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 22, 2023, 12:59:
I've had a long career and one of the things I have noticed is that you have starry eyed developers and engineers who, perhaps foolishly, only look at the possible (but not always probable) beneficial uses of what they are creating. Very, very few look at their babies and think "What is the absolute worst outcome that this could be used for?" Those that do, don't take it further and ask "OK, now what could be worse than even that?"
I used to be one of those engineers and that is one of the reasons I am deeply suspicious of things like ChatGPT. It's a bitter pill to swallow seeing something you've created used in a manner that is the antithesis of why you created it. The best we can do today is insist on open methodologies to ensure that hardware and software doesn't have inherent vulnerabilities and isn't actively hostile to the public.
Oppenheimer's dilemma revisited.
Going to read The Prey Of Gods by Nicky Drayden to get in the mood.