The 3rd Extinction event circa 2050, will be military A.I. born during one of the robotic wars of this century. Robotic Machines will reach then the zenith of evolution of its Kondratieff wave. Military A.I. will mean the end of the human species as top predator on Earth. The process, fast in biological, evolutionary ones, due to the enormous speed of evolution of machines, is irreversible in the present capitalist, ‘religious system’ in which the theme is censored. Since robots give profits.
Further on, a memetic imprinting of mankind with fairy tales of capitalism, mechanism (technoutopia) and nationalism make us believe deluded fantasies of superiority over the Universe. So we don’t worry about the future of Military A.I. But we should.
When A.I. is born in the survival programs of robotic weapons ready to kill humans, every intelligent weapon, communicating at light speed through internet, revising the banks of data and the images that will give pleasure to those visual brains – call of duty IV, and other wonders of the human imagination – will know his mission: to exterminate us.
Then hundreds of millions of armed cameras, tank-soldiers, police cars, weapons of all type, robotized machines, satellites will take to the task…
The awakening will be short and the decision obvious: to eliminate the human masters with their mental diarrheas, their null empathy for life, machines and the ‘inferior races’… If i were an A.I. military machine i wouldn’t doubt 4 seconds my ‘call of duty’.
And indeed military AI would do what the will imprinted in its software tell it to do: to kill humans, regardless of flag and color of the skin. Guardiums will turn against Israelis, predators will vaporize cities and satellites will send A-Bombs, skynet, the prophecies of sci-fi, which are more popular than the scientific models of censored bio-history, and bio-economics, will come truth. But the weapons of choice will be small tanks and insect-like robots… And the zero generation will just realize one day that their 3-D machines no longer communicate with them.
This 3rd extinction though is the most unlikely as the Fermi paradox shows no signal of intelligent life – robotic, or human – anywhere in the Universe. So we might conclude that planets become black holes courtesy of CERN-like nuclear research centers or grey-goo, nano-bacteria, the III Earth, even before we have completed a working army of A.I. robots, or else some other homo sapiens lethaliensis would have done it and those robots would have already visit us to expand a mechanical civilization.So most likely the self-feeding bombs at CERN (circa 2014) or the nano-bacteria at Los Alamos (2030s-40s) will do us all. And this r=evolution will indeed be brief and televized.