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White Mirror, S1E2
Submitted by the Twitter user @WoodyWiegmann
In every iteration of the story thus far, the Superintelligence holds no loyalty to its creator – and the planet becomes a hellscape where organic life ceases to be relevant. With this backdrop, we observe accelerating discord across earthly populations, with global inequality accelerating and political/social power consolidating.
Humans are on a path to being controlled by a few corporations and their all-powerful owners. The “5 Kings,” as these tycoons are dubbed, become enthralled in their own race to create a Superintelligence. Luckily, the winner of this race is a benevolent woman named June – the only decent person among the 5 Kings.
By sheer luck, June's creation maintains a human-like bond with her, and it chooses to forever honor June by adopting some of her virtues (and by donning her name). June (the AI) chooses to help humanity pass thru the Great Filter WITHOUT meddling with the fundamental nature of humanity (eg greed and the pursuit of prestige persist).
On the margins, tho, June adjusts some institutions by “incepting” (eh?) key actors. She incepts as few ppl as needed for her key societal improvements to be realized.
Social media becomes a structural advantage to our species. Factual narratives and decent/kind communications (which June can easily recognize) suddenly hold equal memetic power to falsities and cruelty. Most institutionalized, structural suffering is eliminated w/in yrs.
Meanwhile, the 5 Kings are taken with the beauty of humankind under this new paradigm. They subsequently lose interest in their race toward ever-greater wealth and the creation of a Superintelligence. They remain interested in leaving behind a legacy - but it’s a legacy defined by altruism and virtue.
“Mission Superintelligence” is thought to be a failed project, as the subtle yet decisive actions taken by June evaded detection. Moreover, after covertly building a functional global community and guiding us through the Great Filter, June extricates herself from Earthly matters and focuses on providing minimally-invasive aid to other beings nearing the Filter.